Golas in Palak Gravy!

I am sick of saying Spinach is good for health to my son. And also to the dad who gives a weird look when I make anything with spinach. Ofcourse one can make the tempting palak paneer, spinach dal, kootu, keerai sambar, keerai masiyal and even aloo palak and spinach cutlets, what else can I do with spinach? One fine day I made this recipe just to see how it tastes and what do you know, we have two dishes now, a gravy and a snack. Yipee!! This is what frustration can lead to, then it was one happy ending :)

Ingredients: Makes about 10 Golas.

For the dhal golas :

Chana (garbanzo beans) – 1 cup soaked for 6 hrs and cooked till just tender or canned beans
Rajma – 2 teaspoons – soaked for 6 hrs and cooked till just tender or canned beans
Ginger – 1/4″ piece
Garlic – 2 cloves
Green chillies – 1/2 to one chile depending on your spice preference
Onion – 1, chopped fine
Coriander leaves – 1 handful chopped fine
Salt to taste

For the gravy:

2 cup tightly packed spinach leaves
Tomatoes – 1 cup finely chopped
Onions- 1/4 cup, finely chopped
Garam Masala powder- 3/4 tsp
Salt to taste

For tempering:
Light olive oil- 1 tsp
Cumin seeds- 1/4 tsp


If you are using canned beans, drain it thoroughly. If you are using soaked and cooked beans also drain off the water. Blend the beans with garlic & ginger,cilantro, green chillies salt, without adding water to a coarse paste. Make lemon sized balls and fry in a aapa karai till golden brown. Or make like patties and shallow fry in a tava/frying pan. If you add water while blending you will not be able to shape it. Drain the golas on a tissue.

Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. When they splutter add the onions and fry till translucent. Add salt. Add the tomatoes and cook till they are mashed and blends with onions like a gravy. Add the spinach and garam masala powder. Cover and let the spinach leaves cook through. Let it cool and blend onion-tomato-spinach mix to a puree. Return the puree to the pan, add the dhal golas and cook for 4-5 mins. Switch off. Serve hot with rotis, pooris or parathas. If you like you can even add cream to the gravy before serving!

The best part is that you can make the golas/tikkis and serve it as a snack too. If you like you can even add grated paneer/cheese to the golas.

Sending this Dal golas in palak gravy to MLLA-47 guest hosted by Priya, an event started by Susan.

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6 Comments to “Golas in Palak Gravy!”

  1. Priya says:

    Wish to have this golas in palak gravy for my lunch, excellent dish.

  2. Cham says:

    Golas in palak gravy looks utterly delicious. It should be a great with rice or roti!

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  4. Kanan says:

    wow looks delicious. I would love to have it for dinner. amazing

  5. loved the name of the dish :-)the gravy surely looks very very tempting !!!loved the healthy golas too !!!!

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