Palak Chole Masala

Palak Chole Masala is a tasty and spicy side dish for chapati/roti. I personally like Palak Chole masala more than plain chole masala because of the nice flavour of palak cooked with onions, tomatoes and chole. Try this yummy dish and let me know your comments!!!

Palak Chole Masala
Palak Chole Masala

Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time 20 mins

Onion2 big size
Cooked Chole1 Cup
Spinach (Any Greens)1 bunch
Green Chillies2
SaltTo Taste
Ginger-garlic paste2 teaspoon
Oil2 tablespoon

Ingredients For Seasoning:
Bay leaf1
Cinnamon sticks2
Fennel Seeds1/4 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds1 teaspoon

  1. Finely chop the onions, tomatoes and green chillies and keep it aside. Wash the spinach nicely and chop it and keep it aside
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and fennel seeds. When the cumin seeds starts to sputter, add bay leaf, cinnamon sticks, cloves and fry for a minute
  3. Add finely chopped onions and saute them in oil. Add a pinch of salt and mix well. Adding salt to onions brings out the moisture from them and allow them to cook evenly and quickly

  4. Add Ginger-garlic paste to the onions and saute them for 30 seconds

  5. When the onions turn transparent, add chopped tomatoes, chopped green chillies and salt and mix well

  6. Add 1/2 cup of water to the tomato mixture and keep the flame in medium low for the tomatoes to cook completely and becomes like a puree

  7. Now add the chopped spinach and mix well. Allow the spinach to cook in the masala for 5 minutes in medium flame

  8. Then add cooked chick peas / Chole to the palak masala and mix well. Adjust the salt if needed. Allow the masala to cook in low flame 

  9. Now take 3 tablespoon of the cooked palak and chole along with masala and allow it to cool off. Grind this to a nice paste. This step is not mandatory. But I prefer to do this as the ground palak with chole makes the gravy thicker. You can also skip this step.
  10. Add the ground paste to the masala and mix well

  11. Allow the masala to boil in flame for another 5 minutes and remove from flame

  12. The yummy, spicy Palak Chole Masala is ready to serve with Chapati/ Roti
Palak Chole Masala
Palak Chole Masala

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Mami thanks a lot.this looks very yummy and I shall try it by tomorrow itself. Mami I tried your recipe of vazhaipoo vadai sterday and it came out very well. Your blog is very useful for learners like me.

And I have a small clarification, when you mention ginger garlic paste, generally how many pieces of garlic would you suggest us to add for the paste and how much would be the ginger.


Hi Sowmya
Thanks for your lovely comments. Reg Ginger-garlic paste, we can use 3-4 pieces of garlic and 2 inch ginger piece. Nowadays, ginger-garlic paste is readily available in shops thats and everyone starts using that instead of fresh ginger and garlic. But the fresh paste will always have a nice flavour.

Hello Madam,

Thanks a lot for all your recipes. I am from a south indian brahmin family and I almost look your site every other day to prepare food as i live abroad. The recipes are truly great and awesome. Thanks a lot.

In Palak Chhole, we dont need any kind of powder like Coriander or even chilli?


Hi Vg, Thanks for your lovely comments. In Palak Chole, we can very add coriander powder, chole masala powder and also red chilli powder. As I have seasoned all the masala ingredients and added chopped green chilli, I have not added coriander powder. But we can surely add the powders.



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