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Palak Chana

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5 from 2 votes
Super tasty and healthy this is comfort food at its finest. This palak chana is a healthy and delicious vegetarian curry recipe packed with protein and flavour.
Palak Chana
Palak Chana

Palak Chana

Serve with homemade chapatti or a side of basmati rice for a delicious treat. This lentil dal with spinach is one of the most delicious, soul-satisfying plant-based, Indian meals out there.
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6
Calories 230


  • 900 g Spinach Palak
  • 150 g Split Bengal Gram Chana Dal
  • 50 ml Oil
  • 2 Onions
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds Jeera
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder Haldi
  • 2 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 300 ml Water


  • Heat up the oil on medium heat in a pan then add the cumin seeds and finely chopped garlic cloves then sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant
  • Add the finely diced onions and cook for 4-5 minutes until lightly browned
  • As the onions are cooking dice the tomatoes then add into the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes until softened
  • Add the salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder, and green chillies then cook the spices for 3-4 minutes
  • As the spices are cooking thoroughly wash the split Bengal gram lentils before adding into the pan and cooking for 5 minutes
  • Add the water then cook for a further 10 minutes
  • As the lentils are cooking wash and finely chop the spinach before adding into the pan and covering then cook for 4-6 minutes until the spinach releases its water
  • Remove the lid and give the curry a mix before reducing the heat to low and covering again then cook for 15 minutes
  • Your palak chana is ready!



Calories: 230kcal
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I’m Sadia, the person behind The Aziz Kitchen. A 20-and-some year-old Muslim aspiring doctor and writer who loves to experiment with cooking, baking and all things food. On this blog you will find my favourite, delicious, family-friendly recipes.

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