In my journey to good health with Holistic Wellness Forever I am trying my best to add more nutrition to our plates. I often prepare chickpea curry but when I looked for ideas to add some more nutrition to it, I found adding some spinach was a great idea. And I loved it over our regular chickpea curry. So here is the how is the recipe for you.
Chickpea – 2 Cups of boiled chickpea (You can even use the canned chickpea to avoid soaking & boiling it.)
Baby Spinach – 2 Cups (I kept them whole, you may chop it if you like)
Onion – 1 large,finely chopped.
Ginger-Garlic-Chili paste – 2 tbsp.
Tomatoes– 2 medium finely chopped.
Whole Spices – few cloves, few cardamom, 1 inch cinnamon stick, whole dry red chili & bay leaf.
Red Chili powder – to taste (I used 1 tsp)
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Cumin powder – 2tsp
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Garam Masala – 2 tsp
Lemon juice – 2 tsp
Cilantro – Chopped
Salt – to taste
Oil – 2 tbsp. (I used rice bran oil)
Heat the pan on medium flame with 2 tbsp oil, Add whole spices and stir for few seconds. Be careful and do not let it burn.
Now add the ginger-garlic-chili paste and cook it till fragrant. Cook it on medium flame to avoid it from sticking to the bottom. Now add red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and garam masala. Stir and sauté for few seconds. If you see the powdered spices sticking to the bottom just sprinkle few drops of water.
Now add the chopped onion and cook for few minutes. Cook the onion just about translucent.
Now add the tomatoes & salt. Cook on medium-high flame till tomatoes are soft and everything in the pan is coming together forming a nice sauce.
Add the chickpea. If you have boiled them you may also add a little stock to adjust the consistency. Let the chickpea cook with the sauce for 5-6 minutes covered on slow flame.
Add the spinach, little at a time and stir until wilted. This take a few minutes only. Do not over cook the spinach.
Switch off the flame & add some lemon juice and cilantro. Its ready to be served with rice or flat bread.
If you like this recipe please do give it a try 🙂