Chickpea and Spinach Curry

Looking for a meatless main dish?  Here is a hearty option the whole family will love.  Most of these spices can be found at the grocery store or definitely at the Asian market.  The tomatoes, spinach, ginger, turmeric, garlic and onions all help detoxify the body and are part of an anti-inflammatory diet.

Chickpea and Spinach Curry:

  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger root, finely chopped
  • 1 Green chili, seeded and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp curry paste
  • 2 Tsp ground cumin
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric
  • 8 oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 Green or Red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 ¼ cups vegetable stock
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 8 oz fresh spinach
  • 14oz can of chickpeas
  • 3 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tsp Garam Masala
  • brown rice

Heat Olive oil in a large heavy pan and cook the chopped onion, garlic, ginger, and chili over gentle heat for five minutes, until onion has softened but not browned.  Stir in the curry paste, ground cumin and turmeric and cook for one minute.

Add the chickpeas, tomatoes, red pepper, tomato paste and stock, bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes.  Check the peas to see if they are tender enough.  Stir in the spinach and cilantro and let them wilt.  Spoon into serving bowls, sprinkle with the Graham Masala and serve with rice or naan.