Green Chole with Coconut milk

First let me thank all of you for your wishes and blessings for my little prince on his birthday. He had a great time with cupcake party in his day care and a small carrot cake at home with his dad and me.

Coming to the recipe, I know it is a strange name for a dish. But I didn’t want to say Swiss Chard-Spinach Chole, so I shrunk it to just Green Chole. This curry has all of my favorite ingredients: Chole (chickpeas/ garbanzo beans), Swiss chard (which I’m not sure why I don’t use more often), of course Spinach and Coconut milk. It’s a very simple curry dish, but is packed with nutrition and deliciousness.

Green Chole with Coconut milk

I love using coconut milk in curries and dals. It gives any dish a slightly sweetish, mellow flavor and creamy texture. I always keep couple of cans of coconut milk, both low-fat and regular and coconut milk powder in my fridge. For dals and curries that only need a little bit, I use the milk powder instead of opening the whole can. I use the cans for making coconut milk based gravies and sauces.

Green Chole with Coconut milk
First let me thank all of you for your wishes and blessings for my little prince on his birthday. He had a great time with cupcake party in his day care and a small carrot cake at home with his dad and me. Coming to the recipe, I know it is a strange name for a dish. But I didn’t want to say Swiss C...

Green Chole with Coconut milk

Summary

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  • Courseside dish
  • Cuisinenorth indian
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving
  • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time40 minutesPT0H40M

Ingredients

Chole (Chickpeas) – drained and rinsed thoroughly or dry beans, soaked and cooked
16oz. cans of
Swiss Chard – washed and chopped finely (about 4 cups)
1 bunch
Spinach – washed and finely chopped (about 2-3 cups)
½ bunch
Onion – medium, chopped
1
Green chili
1 (optional)
Garlic – minced
2 cloves
Coconut milk – (I mixed 3tsp coconut milk powder in ½ cup water)
½ cup
Chole masala
1tsp
Ground Cumin
1tsp
Red chili powder
½ tsp
Cumin seeds
½ tsp
Salt
to taste

Steps

  1. Heat 2tsp oil in a sauté pan; add cumin seeds and after they splutter add onions and garlic; sauté until onions turn translucent.
  2. Add all the powders & salt; sauté for 30 seconds.
  3. Add chopped greens and chole, cover and cook till the greens are completely wilted, about 7-8 minutes.
  4. Add coconut milk and ½ cup of water; cook uncovered for another 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat; serve with rice or roti.
Green Chole with Coconut milk
Green Chole with Coconut milk
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