How to make Chickpeas Spinach Kofta -

Chickpeas mixed with sautéed chopped spinach and masalas, shaped into quenelles, shallow fried and served with yogurt and tahini dip.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Spinach leaves (palak) (पालक के पत्ते ), Chickpeas (kabuli chana) (काबुली चना)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

Chickpeas Spinach Kofta

Chickpeas Spinach Kofta Recipe Card


Hindi: palak
Treasure house of vitamins and minerals, spinach must be included in the week's menu. The usage can be varied: chopped spinach leaves cooked with potatoes is a semi-wet vegetable with rotis, a few spinach leaves thrown in with mixed vegetables and turned into a soup is lovely on a cold winter night, chopped and blanched spinach makes a different sort of raita, spinach puree can be used in cutlets or kababs, the list goes on.

Prep Time : 6-7 hour

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chickpeas Spinach Kofta Recipe

  • Spinach leaves (palak) 1 medium bunch

  • Chickpeas (kabuli chana) cooked 2½ cups

  • Cumin powder roasted 1 teaspoon

  • Paprika powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Olive oil 5 tablespoons

  • Gram flour (besan) 2 tablespoons

  • Dipping sauce

  • Yogurt ½ cup

  • Tahini paste 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Lemon juice of ½ lemon


Step 1

Place chickpeas, cumin powder, paprika powder, salt in a blender and blend coarsely. Transfer the mixture into a bowl.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a non-stick pan. Add spinach leaves and sauté for 1 minute. Remove from heat, cool and chop finely.

Step 3

Add chopped spinach to chickpeas mixture and mix well. Add gram flour and mix well.

Step 4

Heat remaining oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 5

Divide the chickpeas-spinach mixture into equal portions and shape them into quennels. Place them in the pan and fry till golden from each side.

Step 6

To make dip, combine yogurt, tahini paste, salt, chopped coriander and lemon juice in a bowl and mix well.

Step 7

Serve hot koftas with the dip.

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