Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Nohutlu Ispanak (Turkish Dish) / Spinach with Chickpeas

Nohutlu Ispanak is Turkish dish very tasty and delicious. Chickpea is cooked with Spinach to a mouth watering dish. Minced beef can also be used in this dish but it is optional. Turkey is a Muslim brotherly country for Pakistan. These days Turky is establishing a Metro Bus Service in Lahore, Punjab Paksitan.

Nohutlu Ispanak

  • Chickpea (Garbanzo beans/Kabuli Channa)  250g
  • Baking soda  2 teaspoon
  • Spinach (Palak/Ispanak)   finely chopped leaves   500g
  • Oil 1 cup
  • Onion chopped 2
  • Tomatoes chopped 2
  • Garlic chopped  1/2 pod
  • Lemon Juice 2 teaspoon
  • Fresh Cilantro chopped 1/4 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Paprika powder 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
  • Red Chilli whole 3-4


  • Soak Chickpea with baking soda for 4 hours, wash and drain.
  • Fry onion in oil till soft.
  • Now add garlic, tomatoes and spices, fry for 3-5 minutes.
  • Now add soaked chickpea and 2 glass water and cook on low flame for 45-60 minutes till Chickpea is tender.
  • Then add chopped spinach and cook on simmering heat for 10-15 minutes.
  • Adjust gravy according to your need.
  • Delicious Nohutlu Ispanak is ready to serve.