Rich & Creamy Potato-Garbanzos-Spinach Curry

Rich & Creamy Potato-Garbanzos-Spinach Curry

Potato-Garbanzos-Spinach Curry:

Alu-Chana-Palak Ka Curry. Alu-Palak Malai Curry.

Going on Veg Fast Nothing much to rant today…another healthy saathvic food. Am on veg-fast for the past couple of months. Trust me, many of my friends are happy to eat herbs and greens these days. Some of my classes are exclusively based on lentils and concoctions. Guess, its season to shed the winter pounds!!! Anyway…spice-ing up my regular menu is not new. I am working hard to keep the food G-r-e-e-n, F-r-e-s-h and E-d-i-b-l-e! Hmmm…yeah, bit hard to practice but its okay. How do you put it? Never fully satisfied, but always full!!!


Golden potatoes 2 small – cubed, boiled
Spinach 1 bunch – blanched
Garbanzos, well soaked and cooked 1 cup
Turmeric 1/4 spoon
Chili powder 1 spoon
Coriander powder 1 spoon
Cumin powder 1 spoon
Coconut paste 1/4 cup
Cashew nuts paste 4 teaspoons
Fresh cream 2 spoons
Cilantro seeds 1/4 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon
Onion grated 1 cup
Ginger-garlic paste 1 spoon
Tomatoes crushed 1 cup
Oil few spoons.


In a wide wok, heat oil. Add the whole spices, followed by onions, ginger and garlic. Fry real good, maybe until raw odour leaves the pan.

Now add tomatoes too, followed by salt, turmeric and chili powder. Add potatoes, spinach and garbanzos. Cover and cook over moderate heat.

Once oil shows up on the sides, start adding coconut, cashew paste plus fresh cream, reduce the heat and cook briefly.

Serve to go with your rotis, chappathis and rice.


26 Responses so far.

  1. Ana Powell says:

    Delicious side dish.
    Garbanzos are of my favourite legume and very high in protein.

  2. delicious combo dear…

  3. This is a very sexy vegetarian dish!

  4. J says:

    lovely combo.. why r u on veg fast?

  5. Tina says:

    Healthy and delicious combo….

  6. Latha says:

    Rich and creamy dish….loved the combo as well.

  7. potato chana n spinach great combination dear,,,gravy looks delicious n yummyyy… very good protein rich gravy for rotis…

  8. Interesting combo………

  9. vineetha says:

    Mhmmm I can see the steam coming out in one of the clicks..Fresh,hot curry..I m hungry by seeing it.

  10. Sarah Naveen says:

    Wow!!! the curry looks so yummy!!

  11. wow that looks really delicious & very nice recipe as well…

  12. Swathi says:


    Potato, spinach and chickpea curry looks really nice, good with chappathis.

  13. Veggie Belly says:

    yum! i love all the flavors here!

  14. Wow Malar, potato chickpea curry with the twist, I like it :)

  15. Ms.Chitchat says:

    Loved the recipe.Sounds tasty and would go well with rotis as well as rice.

  16. Priya says:

    Delicious combination!! looks fantabulous..

  17. AshKuku says:

    Whatever is there best to eat & savor, the role of leaves & a dash of its flavor always brings out the best…… Koi bhi paththa kisime bhi add karlo… Hamesha awesome hi lagega…. Aap chaahke bhi kisika Paththa nahin khaat sakthe!!!!! ;-)


  18. Hum Hum, Madam vegetarian-aa maariteengalaa? lol
    this dish sounds really delicious and though it is meant to be something to help you shed some pounds, it is quite rich ( coconut/cashews/cream) and filling and makes a royal dish finally!!!!that’s something delicious!!!

    and you have a nice profile photo, you look fantastic Malar!!!

  19. Kamalika says:

    wonderful combination…spinach can be cooked in so many ways…

  20. Yummy Team says:

    Great combination and recipe Malar..It looks delicious!!

  21. Thank you for your recipe. Looks so pretty though can you make this dish a lit smaller next time. :p

  22. spinach with potato and channa
    good combination.

  23. SS says:

    Hey Malar.. the coconut addition is interesting! Probably makes the gravy thick. Will keep in mind. Cheers!

  24. Cynthia says:

    Ummm this post and the previous one with the allo chettinad make me ravenous!

    Hey, I like that star-girl profile pic :)

  25. sonu says:

    wow!! have never tried spinach and chickpeas together..its looking delicious …its a must try now ..i have awards waiting for u on my blog,pls collect them..thanx in advance

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