Saag Chana (Spinach Black Chickpeas Curry)


  • 400 gm chopped spinach
  • 2 cups black gram (desi chana) soaked overnight and boiled
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1 finely chopped tomato
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2-3 dry red chillies, roughly torn
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • Salt to taste

Method –

  1. Boil the black gram, drain the water and set aside
  2. Heat oil in a wok
  3. Temper it with fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds and dry red chillies
  4. Let them crackle
  5. Add ginger garlic, sauté till raw smell goes away
  6. Add chopped onions and sauté till pink
  7. Add chopped tomatoes and salt and cook till tomatoes are soft
  8. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and sauté for 1 minute
  9. Add the spinach and black gram and cook for 6-7 minutes, stirring occasionally
  10. After it’s cooked, drizzle lime juice and add ghee

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