Monday, 21 March 2011

Spicy spinach and chickpeas curry.

Fresh green spinach cooked with chickpeas in a spicy and aromatic gravy.


400 grams fresh green spinach leaves
200 grams pre boiled white chickpeas
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh garlic paste
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 red dried chilli
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
3/4  teaspoon salt
2 medium tomtoes blended to a puree
1 teaspoon tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon kitchen king spice powder
100 ml water.
3 tablespoons cream( optional)


1. Wash and chop the spinach leaves finely.
2. In a pan add the oil and heat, when oil is hot  add the mustard seeds and red chilli , allow to splutter. Add the garlic and saute for a few seconds.Add the pureed tomatoes and the tomato paste.
3. Add  salt, chilli powder, cumin, coriander and turmeric powder and  kitchen king spice .Cook the tomatoes till they start to separate oil. Add the spinach , water and the chickpeas and cover and simmer  for 10 minutes till spinach has wilted.Adjust gravy to personal preference by adding little more water if desired.
4. If adding cream  take the curry off the heat and  stir the cream  into the curry add at this stage
4. Transfer to a serving dish .
Serve with roti or rice.

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  1. Hey what a coincidence - I too posted chickpeas curry today ..yours look fabulous with spinach..

    US Masala

  2. A different variety of Chickpea...nice and yummy....adding cream wud give extra taste..

  3. SImply delicious curry, definitely healthy and nutritious..

  4. Very inviting and delicious curry !!!

  5. delicious healthy curry looks wonderful

  6. Oooh yum! I haven't had chickpeas in quite some time! Definitely need to go out and get some soon!

  7. Lovely combo,healthy and delicious combo for rotis.

  8. Healthy n mouthwatering combo"..looks really good with lovely pics..

  9. adding spinach, gives it a whole new taste and texture!...lovely and yum!
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

  10. wow....lovely combination,,,loved it !

  11. I imagine that makes for a splendid roti :)

  12. Love the combination of spinach and chickpeas, power packed with nourishment for sure !

  13. Delicious and nutritional recipe,luks very nice.

  14. Simple and delicious dish..Nice pic!

  15. Spinach with chikpeas look so delicious and inviting. Very healthy recipe as well.
    Hamaree Rasoi

  16. Healthy and delicious combination.. looks too good and tempting.. :)

    Indian Cuisine

  17. For long I want to make this combo and you are tempting me now more ...looks fab

  18. Spinach and chickpeas looks awesome Nayna.

  19. That must be one mind blowing combination...... I love them both.... & prepared as one, I bet is a delight INDEED!!!!! Hugs)))


  20. spinach in chick peas sounds like a wonderful and flavourful combo.looks nice

  21. New to me,but love the combo.

  22. wow, thats a very healthy and flavorful combo, Nayna...Lovely snaps..

  23. This would goes perfectly with the steamed rice I just cooked.

  24. Spinach with chick peas sounds great combo.. Thank you for posting a very healthy dish..

  25. ahh this looks so greatttt!
    all your curries look so amazing!
    i wish i had a bowl ^ ^
    a big big bowl !

  26. great combination. Lovely shot

  27. This sounds so delicious, and it looks amazing!

  28. Oh goodness, I love chickpeas!!! The spinach combo sounds wonderful, too :) What a lovely dish

  29. I've been looking for new things to do with chickpeas, this sounds delicious :-)


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