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Spinach Chickpea - Palak Chana Rice

 
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe is vegan.vegan
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $2.03

$2.03 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

2 vegetarian,vegan,gluten-free,dairy-free,gluten free,dairy free,lacto ovo vegetarian,vegan side dish Indian,Asian
spoonacular Score:78%

Spoonacular Score: 78%

 

Spinach Chickpea - Palak Chana Rice might be just the Indian recipe you are searching for. This recipe serves 2 and costs $1.98 per serving. One serving contains 647 calories, 14g of protein, and 18g of fat. A mixture of spinach leaves, chickpeas, salt, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. It works best as a side dish, and is done in roughly 45 minutes. This recipe from Foodista has 1 fans. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and vegan diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 79%. This score is good. Try Chana Palak | Chole Palak |Spinach chickpeas curry, Chana Palak Masala, and Palak Rice – Spinach Rice for similar recipes.

Asian on the menu? Try pairing with Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Chenin Blanc. The best wine for Asian food depends on the cuisine and dish - of course - but these acidic whites pair with a number of traditional meals, spicy or not. The Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling with a 4.2 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 15 dollars per bottle.

Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling

The Cold Creek Riesling is made from 40-year-old vines which contribute fruit intensity and concentration. This is a ripe, lush style of Riesling with aromas of ripe peaches, dried apricots and spice notes. It displays beautiful ripe fruit flavors with a crisp finish.

» Get this wine on Wine.com

Ingredients

Servings:
3
3  cardamom
cardamom
3.53 oz
3.53 oz cooked chickpeas
cooked chickpeas
1.5 inches
1.5 inches cinnamon stick
cinnamon stick
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps coconut
coconut
1 tsp
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
ginger garlic paste
2
2  green chilies
green chilies
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps oil
oil
1 large
1 large onion
onion
7.06 oz
7.06 oz rice
rice
some
some salt
salt
3.53 oz
3.53 oz fresh spinach leaves
fresh spinach leaves
400 ml
400 ml canned water
canned water
3  cardamom
3
cardamom
3.53 oz cooked chickpeas
3.53 oz
cooked chickpeas
1.5 inches cinnamon stick
1.5 inches
cinnamon stick
2 Tbsps coconut
2 Tbsps
coconut
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp
ginger garlic paste
2  green chilies
2
green chilies
2 Tbsps oil
2 Tbsps
oil
1 large onion
1 large
onion
7.06 oz rice
7.06 oz
rice
some salt
some
salt
3.53 oz fresh spinach leaves
3.53 oz
fresh spinach leaves
400 ml canned water
400 ml
canned water

Equipment

pot
pot
pot
pot


Instructions

  1. Method
  2. Grind clean spinach and green chilies into smooth paste and set it aside
  3. In a deep heavy bottom pot, warm 2 tbsp of oil, add cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. Wait for 30 to 45 seconds then add sliced onions. Fry onions till they are transparent or light brown. Now add in spinach chili paste. Fry till the oil separates out, add cooked chickpeas, mix well Add grated coconut, fry for 30 seconds. Next add in soaked rice and fry for another 2 minutes, then mix salt. Pour in water and cook till the rice is cooked. Serve with curd or rita. I garnished the food with carrot curls and flower, check this video if you want to learn carrot curls and carrot flowers

Read the detailed instructions on Foodista.com – The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.03
Ingredient
3 cardamom
100 grams cooked chickpeas
1.5 inches cinnamon stick
2 tablespoons coconut
1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
2 green chilies
2 tablespoons oil
1 large onion
200 grams rice
100 grams fresh spinach leaves
Price
$1.33
$0.20
$0.08
$0.02
$0.08
$0.40
$0.08
$0.33
$0.64
$0.89
$4.05

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Be conscious of your choice of cooking oils. Some studies have shown that vegetable oils like safflower oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil might actually contribute to heart disease. Olive oil is a good alternative for low temperature cooking, while coconut oil is a recent favorite for high temperature cooking. Do your research!

Cooking Tips

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • There are two types of cinnamon. The more expensive and rarer type is Ceylon cinnamon (considered to be "true cinnamon"). The cinnamon most common in North America is cassia cinnamon. Though the flavor is certainly similar, Ceylon cinnamon is said to be more subtle yet also more complex.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

Green Tips

  • According to the Non-GMO Project, about 90% of the canola oil in the United States is made from genetically modified rapeseed, so if this issue is important to you be sure to buy certified organic or certified GMO-free canola oil!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
654 Calories
14g Protein
18g Total Fat
108g Carbs
38% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
654
33%

Fat
18g
28%

  Saturated Fat
2g
18%

Carbohydrates
108g
36%

  Sugar
7g
9%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
407mg
18%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
14g
29%

Vitamin K
254µg
242%

Manganese
3mg
160%

Vitamin A
4705IU
94%

Folate
206µg
52%

Fiber
10g
43%

Vitamin C
26mg
32%

Copper
0.56mg
28%

Magnesium
106mg
27%

Selenium
18µg
26%

Phosphorus
256mg
26%

Vitamin E
3mg
25%

Iron
4mg
24%

Vitamin B6
0.43mg
22%

Potassium
703mg
20%

Zinc
2mg
17%

Calcium
145mg
15%

Vitamin B1
0.21mg
14%

Vitamin B5
1mg
13%

Vitamin B3
2mg
12%

Vitamin B2
0.2mg
12%

covered percent of daily need

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