Palak Chole

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 403 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Palak Chole or Chana Palak is a delicious way to incorporate greens in your meal. The spinach is blanched & pureed & is blended with an onion tomato gravy.



  • 250 g Spinach Washed and chopped
  • 1 pinch Baking soda
  • 5 tbsp Oil
  • 3-4 Dry red chilies
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 cup Onion Finely copped
  • 5-6 cloves Garlic
  • 1 inch Ginger Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Chopped
  • 3 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 3 cups Chole / Chickpeas Soaked overnight and boiled with salt
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • Fresh cream for garnishing


  1. Pick the leaves from the spinach bunch and discard the stems.
  2. Heat water in a big vessel and let it come to a boil.
  3. Add 2 tsp salt and baking soda and spinach leaves in the boiling water.
  4. Cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Drain the spinach and run under ice cold water.
  6. Blend in a blender to make a smooth paste.
  7. Keep aside.
  8. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan.
  9. When the oil is hot, add cumin seeds and dry red chilies.
  10. Add garlic and fry for 10 seconds.
  11. Add onion and ginger and fry till onions are slightly browned.
  12. Now add tomatoes and fry for a minute.

  13. Add coriander powder, red chili powder and garam masala powder.
  14. Add half cup water and fry for 3-4 minutes.
  15. Remove the pan from heat.
  16. Let it cool for 10 minutes.
  17. Blend the onion mixture in a blender to make a smooth paste.
  18. Keep the same pan on heat.
  19. Add the onion paste to the pan.
  20. Add the spinach puree and a cup of water.
  21. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  22. Add the boiled chickpeas and salt to taste.
  23. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  24. Add lemon juice and mix well.
  25. Transfer in the serving bowl.
  26. Garnish with fresh cream.
  27. Serve hot with paratha, poori or rice.
Nutrition Facts
Palak Chole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 403 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 137mg 6%
Potassium 853mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 8g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 123.5%
Vitamin C 37.9%
Calcium 14.9%
Iron 33.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.