Vegetarian Indian Recipes: Vegan Channa Palak Masala Recipe

Posted by:Scott Nixon Category: Recipe

A slightly spicy but flavorful tomato-based stew, this Indian dish rocks and is perfect for anyone wanting to try Indian food for the first time. Tomatos, spinach and chickpeas are familiar foods but the spicing is true to Indian cuisine. This dish takes almost no effort to make, yet it tastes like it was gently simmered all day. It also gets more flavorful as it ages, so look forward to leftovers.

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Recipe:Chana Palak Masala

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A slightly spicy tomato-based Indian stew featuring palak (spinach) and chana (chickpeas).



In a large pot, saute onions and garlic in 1/4 cup of water. Once onions are translucent, add spinach, chickpeas, tomatoes with their juices and broth. Cover and cook over medium heat until spinach cooks down and is deep green. Uncover and break tomatoes apart using a spatula or spoon. Add all spices except garam masala, also add lemon juice if using. Cover and cook for 3 minutes. Add 1/2 garam masala and cook for 2 more minutes more. Taste, adding additional garam masala if desired plus salt and pepper if needed. Turn heat off and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Serve with whole wheat roti, naan or tortillas.