Chanay ki Daal aur Palak (Split Chickpeas with Spinach)


Ingredients for Daal:

  1. Split chickpeas (channa Daal) 2 cups
  2. Spinach (finely chopped) 1 bunch
  3. Fresh Fenugreek (finely chopped) 2 tbsp.
  4. Dill (finelly chopped) 3 tbsp.
  5. Onion (sliced) 1
  6. Tomatoes (sliced) 2
  7. Salt 1 1/ 2 tsp.
  8. Red chilli powder 2 tsp.
  9. Coriander powder 2 tsp.
  10. Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp.
  11. Water 3-4 cups

Ingredients for Baghar:

  1. Oil 3 tbsp.
  2. Whole red chillies 6
  3. Cumin 1tsp.
  4. Garlic (chopped) 4 cloves
  5. Curry leaves few

Method:

  • Soak channa daal for 1 hour.
  • Wash and put in a pan with water, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, onion,tomatoes, coriander powder, salt, spinach, fresh fenugreek and dill.
  • Put on fire.
  • Cook till it starts to boil.
  • Lower the heat and let it cook on low heat till the daal is tender and little water in left.

For baghar:

  • Heat oil in a frying pan.
  • Add garlic, cumin,whole red chillies and curry leaves.
  • Fry till chillies and garlic gets brown.
  • Pour on top of the daal.
  • Take out in a dish and serve.
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