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Channa with Palak is an excellent combination. But if you have never tried adding mushroom to try it.. it tastes wonderful and perfect healthy side dish for Indian breads, sandwich fillings and yummy with spiced aromatic rice. Channa, Palak and Mushroom they are excellent sources of nutrients right!!!!!! So I make it often. Here comes the recipe....

Ingredients For the Curry :

Channa cooked - 1 cup ( reserve the cooked liquid for curry)
Palak - 1/2 cup Cleaned and chopped finely
Mushroom - 1/2 cup chopped to 4 pieces
Onion - 1/2 chopped finely
Cummin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Roasted cummin powder - 2 tsp
Coriander powder - 3 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - as required
Green chilli - 1 finely chopped
Oil and salt

For grinding :

Tomato - 2
Garlic - 1 pod
Ginger - 1/2 inch


1. Heat oil in the pan, add the cummin seeds once spluttered, add the onion.
2. Saute till slight brown color. Now add the ground mixture once it is cooked well and oil seperates.
3. Add the mushroom, water from the mushroom oozes and again absorbs.
4. At that time add all the spice powder and mix well. Let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
5. Now add the cooked channa and palak. Saute and add the reserved liquid.
6. Close with the lid by 3/4th once palak is cooked, add salt and adjust the gravy for required consistency. Serve hot with your choice of bread or rice.

Note: If you are making for sandwich make the curry thick.

Aromatic spiced rice

Ingredients :

Basmathi rice - 1 cup
Onion - 1 sliced
Whole spices - 1 each(cinnamom, cardamom and clove)
Ginger + Garlic - 1 tbsp
Coriander for garnishing.

Method :

1. Heat oil in the pressure cooker or electric rice cooker.
2. Add the whole spices followed by onion. Once it is slightly browned.
3. Add the ginger garlic paste. Saute until the raw aroma disappeares.
4. Add water and rice. Cook until the rice is done.
5. Garnish with coriander and serve piping hot with yummy curries.

Soon will post another interesting rice dish using the same aromatic spiced rice.

Nithya  – (February 11, 2010 at 12:04 AM)  

Looks interesting and yumm.. :) but amma wont let me cook mushrooms at home :(

chef and her kitchen  – (February 11, 2010 at 12:07 AM)  

Earlier I was not at all eating mushrooms,after my marriage I started eating and enjoying the texture of it and use it in many ways....Looks yummy these kind of curries n pulao's are always welcome to my place,we have atleast twice r thrice a week like dis..

Unknown  – (February 11, 2010 at 12:33 AM)  

Hey luv the dishes...the curry looks faboulous and the rice is so perfectly cooked.

Sook  – (February 11, 2010 at 12:45 AM)  

Oh that looks great! I love dishes like this with rice. YUM!

Neetz  – (February 11, 2010 at 1:31 AM)  

delicious and excellents pics and presentation :)

Priya Suresh  – (February 11, 2010 at 2:46 AM)  

Thats a fabulous dishes together, both looks fantastic and prefect combo..

Shanthi Krishnakumar  – (February 11, 2010 at 2:59 AM)  

This is a lovely combo of slightly spiced rice with a good chenna

Sushma Mallya  – (February 11, 2010 at 3:49 AM)  

lovely combo pavithra,looks delicious and presentations is just superb...

Unknown  – (February 11, 2010 at 4:31 AM)  

wow perfect combination and mouthwatering recipe s bpth looks so tempting

jayasree  – (February 11, 2010 at 4:41 AM)  

Perfect combo... never cooked mushroom.

Rachana  – (February 11, 2010 at 5:02 AM)  

A great yummy combination!!!! I love rice dishes:)

priya  – (February 11, 2010 at 5:25 AM)  

what a tempting pic n presentation...looks superb, dear!

Pari Vasisht  – (February 11, 2010 at 6:12 AM)  

Nice combo curry..anything with spinach is welcome.

Cool Lassi(e)  – (February 11, 2010 at 6:49 AM)  

Looks delicious. Great presentation.

SE  – (February 11, 2010 at 7:14 AM)  

very delicious..loved those little hearts !!

Jeyashris Kitchen  – (February 11, 2010 at 8:04 AM)  

mushrooms and palak in channa,absolutely new to me.beautiful presentation

Menaga Sathia  – (February 11, 2010 at 8:13 AM)  

ரெசிபியும்,டெகரேஷனும் ரொம்ப சூப்பராயிருக்கு...

Faiza Ali  – (February 11, 2010 at 8:28 AM)  

Looks very interesting...never tried this combo... and lovely presentation as usual.

Saraswathy Balakrishnan  – (February 11, 2010 at 8:37 AM)  

Excellent presentation and simply delicious.

Rohini  – (February 11, 2010 at 9:48 AM)  

Great combo dear..! Adding Palak n Mushroom with Chana is new to me.. Anyway I love all of them, so will dfntly try it :)

Valarmathi Sanjeev  – (February 11, 2010 at 11:14 AM)  

Yummy combo gravy.... looks great and delicious.

Nithu Bala  – (February 11, 2010 at 12:18 PM)  

Looks yum..wonderful presentation..

San!!!  – (February 11, 2010 at 12:22 PM)  

Wise combo to rely on,extremely irresistable n looks fantastic pavi.

Anu Nandu  – (February 11, 2010 at 12:44 PM)  

Love the presentation Pavithra! That rice is just pulling me in even though I'm not a big rice fan! Looks delicious!

Deepti  – (February 11, 2010 at 12:52 PM)  

Never tried this combo, infact never tried mushrooms at all...Sounds a Healthy & perfect side dish...Gr8 presentation too

Mangala Bhat  – (February 11, 2010 at 1:00 PM)  

wow! nice one ..adding Mashrum is new to me .thanks dear!

Perspectivemedley  – (February 11, 2010 at 1:32 PM)  

Wooow.. lovely dish Pavithra!!.. love the combo!.. and beautiful presentation!!.. nice clicks!!... I would like to share some awards with you please accept it from my blog:):)

Ramya Vijaykumar  – (February 11, 2010 at 1:40 PM)  

Lovely combo... Channa, palak and mushroom is a new!!! Looks very delicious, with rice they will pair really well!!!

Gita Jaishankar  – (February 11, 2010 at 1:41 PM)  

Awesome and tasty dish Pavithra...the curry goes so perfect with the rice :)

Ash  – (February 11, 2010 at 1:45 PM)  



Namitha  – (February 11, 2010 at 3:15 PM)  

What a wholesome meal..Loved your idea of adding mushrooms..

Renuka Bedre - Rao  – (February 11, 2010 at 3:58 PM)  

I loved d combination..Very healthy..looks so delicious!

Love2cook Malaysia  – (February 11, 2010 at 6:27 PM)  

Hi Pavithra, I love ur name! Tks for dropping by page and for those sweet comments! ;)

Ur clicks are nothing less here! U've got patience in taking photos. But me not...hehe! Always in rush...

U tc and have fun! Stay in touch :D

Padma  – (February 11, 2010 at 7:03 PM)  

Nice combo Pavithra. Rice too looks simple and very flavorful. Nice presentation as usual :)

PS  – (February 11, 2010 at 9:03 PM)  

Palak and channa looks like a good combo. will try it soon. BTW thanks for visiting my blog

chow and chatter  – (February 11, 2010 at 9:43 PM)  

oh wow great idea to add mushrooms yum

Anu  – (February 11, 2010 at 11:38 PM)  

Delicious and lovely combo.. Nice click..

Angie's Recipes  – (February 11, 2010 at 11:49 PM)  

What a lovely and artisan presentation! I love curry dishes!

Spice  – (February 12, 2010 at 12:59 AM)  

comforting meal....agree with u channa & palak is a good combo & i'm sure mushroom will be hit with those tiny hearts u made from spinach leaves....

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥  – (February 12, 2010 at 1:16 AM)  

Oh what an interesting array of delightfull indian goodness...loving all ur recipes!!!!

Guntur Traditions  – (February 12, 2010 at 6:10 AM)  

i luv mushroom
sure will try

Rita  – (February 12, 2010 at 6:40 AM)  

Looks wonderful!Love curry!great pictures.

Panchpakwan  – (February 12, 2010 at 8:24 AM)  

Looks fantastic..nice combination...

Sarah Naveen  – (February 12, 2010 at 8:30 AM)  

wow!!! such a yummy yumm curry....great recipe...

Anonymous –   – (February 12, 2010 at 12:10 PM)  

simply awesome.I have beenw anting to try the palak chana combo..I saw it in mangalas blog too.pretty tempting.pavithra, y dont u send this to paris combo event/

Neetz  – (February 12, 2010 at 2:01 PM)  

Looks perfect :)...

Plz do collect you awards from my blog :)..Happy Valentines day!!!

ARUNA  – (February 12, 2010 at 3:43 PM)  

That's an interesting tempting dish!

AdukalaVishesham  – (February 12, 2010 at 5:12 PM)  

channa with mushroom thats very new to us..... looks really good

Unknown  – (February 12, 2010 at 5:46 PM)  

perfect combination,,looks so delicious...nice clicks too
I would like to share award with u,
plz accept it from my blog...

Fathima  – (February 12, 2010 at 9:02 PM)  

Thanks for dropping by... you have a nice space out here... love ur recipes and clicks! following you now...

Parita  – (February 12, 2010 at 10:43 PM)  

Fantastic presentation, love chana palak, sounds very delicious and flavorful!

Myvegfare  – (February 13, 2010 at 3:12 AM)  

Mmm.., very interesting, Mushrooms!?, I still don't know how to make my kids like it.., The clicks are too good

Hayley  – (February 13, 2010 at 3:46 PM)  

Curry and rice looks perfect...;))

Animisha  – (February 13, 2010 at 7:31 PM)  

Wow lovely recipe dear,
Mushrooms are only vegetables with natural Vitamin D when cooked.
see this link...
Today i made Coconut rice and was thinking of a different recipe instead of aloo kurma.
I saw ur recipe only after completing cooking rice n korma.
Missed it.
This recipe is so lovely.
Makes good combination with coconut rice.
Am gonna make it next time when i make coconut rice.
Bunch of nutrients, Palak with A vitamin, Chole with fiber and mushrooms with 100% natural D vitamin.
Lovely whole food.

Raks  – (February 16, 2010 at 8:59 AM)  

Thats very new to me this combo! But just looks a great combo!

Oraphan  – (February 19, 2010 at 12:33 AM)  

I love mushroom! This curry looks and sounds so delicious!

JUEGO DE SABORES  – (June 19, 2012 at 1:39 PM)  

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