Spinach and Channa Curry

Today i am posting simple and delicious Spinach/Palak and Channa
curry. This curry goes well with roti/parata/rice.This curry is so simple
and quick as well as tasty recipe. Spinach and chickpeas/Channa curry
is a healthy dish. This recipe could be the right choice if you are planning 
to square up a balanced meal. Palak Channa brings in the protein of dal
and iron of Spinach/palak together.

Health benefits of Spinach:

The health benefits of spinach are numerous and its ability to help preven-
tor control diseases and health conditions. Spinach, like most green vegeta-
bles, contains Lutein which is protective against eye diseases. Researchers
have identified compounds in spinach that function as antioxidants and as
anti-cancer agents. Another study has revealed that spinach contains protein
components which are used to lower blood pressure. Apart from this Spinach
is also good for bone health as it contains bone-building nutrients including
calcium and magnesium. Spinach is said to be good for those with heart dise-
ase, arthritis, Anemia,Tumors, Constipation, Insomnia, Obesity, Neuritis, High
blood pressure, Bronchitis, Colon cancer, Prostate cancer, Breast cancer,
Osteoporosis, Dyspepsia and diseases of kidneys, bladder and liver. If served
raw, Spinach is a good source of vitamin C. By overcooking it important Vita-
mins may be lost. Cooked spinach is a good source of iron. Iron is a mineral
that it particularly important for Women and Children who have increased
needs for iron.


1 bunch of Spinach
1 Big onion
3 Green chillies
1/4 – 1/2 cup cooked Channa/Chick Peas/Garbanzo Beans
3 tbs oil
1 tbs Garlic
1 tbs ginger
1/4 turmeric
Salt to taste
1/2 tbs Garam masala
1/2 tbs coriander powder
Red chilly powder to taste

1. Wash the spinach leaves under the running water. Chop them into
    Small pieces.
2. Chop the onions,green chillies,Garlic and ginger.
3. Heat oil in a pan. Add the onions, green chillies, garlic and ginger.
    Fry till the onions turn into light golden brown.
4. Add spinach, salt and turmeric. Mix well and cover to cook on low
    flame up to 10 min.
5. Add garam masala and red chilly powder and mix well.
6. Finally add cooked Channa and mix well. Cover to cook on medium
    heat up to 10 min.
7. Delicious Spinach /Palak and Channa/Chick peas curry ready to serve. 

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