Chana Saag

Chana Saag

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 332.2
  • Total Fat: 12.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,350.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 47.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 12.0 g
  • Protein: 12.3 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1lb fresh spinach
    2 15oz. cans of chickpeas (next time, I think I'll use 1 1/2 cans, since the chickpeas were overwhelming)
    1 inch piece of ginger, grated
    3 tbsp. olive oil
    2 tsp. cardamom
    2 tsp. ground cinnamon
    6 cloves of garlic, chopped
    1 cup onions, chopped
    1 can of stewed tomatoes in juice, diced
    .5 tsp. turmeric
    1 tsp. ground coriander
    1 tsp chili powder
    .5 tsp. garam masala
    1 tsp. salt


1) Rise chickpeas and roughly chop spinach (make sure to clean well)
2) Heat oil over medium heat. Add cardamom and cinnamon and let it cook a minute
3) Increase the heat to medium-high. Add garlic and cook til it starts to change color. Then add onions and sautee until golden.
4) Reduce heat to medium. Add turmeric, coriander, chili powder, garam masala and salt. Mix well, for 1 minute.
5) Add ginger. Stir, then add tomatoes and saute for 3 minutes, until well blended.
6) Add chickpeas. Stir and let cook for 4-5 minutes. Then cover and cook for another 10 minutes, until chickpeas soften.
7) Add half of the spinach, stir and put the lid on the pot for 1 minute. Remove lid and add the other half and cover for a minute.
8) remove the lid and let simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user VEGGIENEWB.

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