Curry Chickpeas with Spinach Recipe

Published on January 6th 2022 by Rachael Ottier Hart.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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If you're looking for a great vegetable, protein chickpeas are an excellent option. Suppose seasoned and cooked just right chickpeas can even have a flavor close to chicken. This recipe for Curry Chickpeas with Spinach is one of our special dedications to our gluten-free and vegan followers. Indian Chickpea Recipes inspire the delicious blend of seasonings and spices. We have even given you the option of a tangy tomato-rich sauce or creamy coconut milk sauce, depending on your flavor cravings. Recipes like this are great as a snack, a meal on its own, or a perfect side dish for a well-balanced meal. We hope you enjoy it with a delicious butter bread!

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Serves
4-6 persons

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Coconut oil

  • 1 medium Onion - diced

  • 2 cloves Garlic - minced

  • 2 teaspoons Cilantro/ Coriander - Minced

  • 2 tablespoons Curry powder

  • 1 tablespoon Amchar or Garam (hot) Masala Powder

  • 1 can 15 ounces Tomatoes - Crushed or Diced

  • 2 cups Spinach - chopped

  • 2 cans of 15 ounces Chickpeas - drain & rinse

  • Salt & Black Pepper to taste

  • Water for cooking

Creamy Option
  • 1 can 13.5 ounces Coconut Milk

Instructions

Using a heavy bottom pot or stockpot add the oil and bring to medium heat.

Once the oil is hot, add the onion, garlic, cilantro, and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Add the curry powder, masala powder, tomatoes, and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Add the spinach and sauté for 3-5 minutes.

Add the drained and rinsed chickpeas and cook for 5-10 minutes adding water for your preferred sauce consistency.

Serve warm in bowls on its own or as a side dish with your meal.

Creamy Option

Replace the tomatoes with coconut milk and follow the exact instructions.

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Rachael Ottier Hart
Author:

Join Rachael on a global culinary journey. With a passion for travel and diverse cuisines, she crafts recipes that weave flavors, scents, and stories into each dish, igniting your wanderlust with every bite.

More posts by Rachael Ottier Hart