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Spinach with Garbanzo

28 Mar

Palakura Kabuli Senagala Vepudu.

Whole spices is fried in oil along with cooked garbanzo / chickpeas. Fresh spinach is roughly chopped and added to the oil. Spinach is cooked until it wilts and seasoned with spices. Serve spinach with garbanzo over plain steamed rice or wrapped in roti.
Makes: around 2 Cups of Spinach with Garbanzo.


Spinach 3 Cups Packed
Garbanzo / Chickpeas 1/4 Cup (Boiled)
Green Chiles 1
Red Chile Powder 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Soak garbanzo in water overnight and pressure cook for 3 whistles or until just soft.

Wash and roughly chop the spinach and its tender stems.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add cooked garbanzo.
Fry till garbanzo turns golden brown, add turmeric powder.
Stir in chopped spinach and green chiles.
Cook covered till the spinach completely wilts.
Stir fry for few seconds season with salt and red chili powder.
Remove from heat and serve spinach with garbanzo over plained steamed rice or wrapped in roti.
Notes: Make sure to cook garbanzo well.

Suggestions: Adjust amount of spinach leaves according to preference.
Variations: You can also add a pinch of garam masala just before removing spinach from heat.
Other Names: Spinach with Garbanzo.