Saturday, September 29, 2012

Black Gram (whole) in Spinach

Hello friends – It’s been a long time since I posted any recipe on my blog.  I was quite occupied this September month with one thing or the other. We just returned from our annual visit to our home town, Katapady, a tiny village in Udupi district for Ganesha festival. We had a nice relaxed time there after the festival and now I am all geared up with some delicious recipes which I shall be sharing with you all.

See here for yet another Dil & Spinach curry

Black gram in Spinach 8 


2 bunches
Dil / Fenugreek leaves (optional)
1 small bunch
Boiled Black gram (Kala Channa)
1/2 cup
1 large
1’ piece
Green (Or Red) chilies
Red chilly powder
1 tsp
Coriander powder
11/2 tsp
Turmeric powder
½ tsp
Garam Masala powder
1 tsp
Tamarind juice/pulp
2-3 tbsps
1 tbsp
As per taste


  1. Clean, wash and roughly chop all the greens.
  2. Cook them in very little water for about 10 mins and allow it to cool. When cooled, grind them ( for a few seconds) to a coarse paste and keep it aside.
  3. Next chop onions and ginger finely and slit, green chilies.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and add to it the chopped onions, ginger, green chilies and turmeric powder. Saute it for a while till onions are lightly browned.
  5. Then add the boiled black gram (channa), spinach paste, coriander powder, chilly powder, garam masala, tamarind juice and salt. Bring it to boil and let it simmer for about 10-12 minutes till the gravy becomes thick.  Remove from flame.
  6. Serve hot.

Spinach and  Dil - cleaned and washed
Frying - onions and chilies

Curry kept on simmer

Ingredients - kept ready

Preparation time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
Serves: 4

  • This tastes excellent with chapattis or puris or even with plain rice or khichadi.
  • In this recipe, I have used Dil leaves. It also tastes delicious with fenugreek (methi) leaves.
  • You can also substitute Kabuli Channa (Chick Peas) for Black Gram.
  • I had a small boiled potato in the fridge, so I cut it into pieces and added this in the recipe.


  1. Very healthy dish... Thanks for stopping by... Happy to follow u

  2. Recipe sounds good...look yummy !!!! sure will try.

  3. Very new kind of recipe, sounds interesting! :)

  4. Wow wat a healthy food, colour itself attracts me a lot.

  5. Very new combo, looks absolutely yummy..

  6. Healthy & an inviting dish!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Parts Corner