Chickpeas with tomatoes & spinach

Chickpeas with tomatoes & spinach

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

For a great night in, whip up this warming meal, serve with a bit of naan and get comfy on the sofa

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Counts as 2 of 5-a-day
  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
145
protein
7g
carbs
17g
fat
6g
saturates
0g
fibre
5g
sugar
6g
salt
0.56g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • ½ finger length piece fresh root ginger, shredded
  • 2 mild red chillies, thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ¾ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tsp tomato purée
  • 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 200g baby spinach leaves
  • rice or naan bread, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a wok and fry the onion over a low heat until softened. Stir in the garlic, ginger and chillies and cook for a further 5 mins until the onions are golden and the garlic slightly toasted.
  2. Add the turmeric, garam masala and cumin, stirring over a low heat for a few secs. Tip in the chopped tomatoes and add the tomato purée, then simmer for 5 mins.
  3. Add the chickpeas to the pan with 300ml water (fill the can three-quarters full). Simmer for 10 mins before stirring in the spinach to wilt. Season and serve with rice or naan.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2009

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Tinny29's picture
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I always add a tsp of everything and lots of ginger. I don't add as much stock. Really lovely meal

frankb1062's picture

Looked through comments before cooking this and gave less water and slightly more spices. Still turned out much too bland, ended up binning it and getting a take-away! Effort wasted.

liza236's picture

Yum. Much nicer and more filling than I had expected. I only used one chili (just right for me, you could always add harissa at the table), and I added a bunch of chopped coriander and a squirt of lemon juice at the end.

mimsy1's picture

This is great. Made it twice now. Used kale as no spinach which worked well.

WendyWoo13's picture
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This is a lovely dish - really quick and easy and I used is as a side dish when more turned up for dinner than expected!

thebigd17's picture

Nice, flexible recipe for quick easy supper or side. I did cook a bit longer to make it a bit thicker.

pookiegirl, I agree about portion control however did you notice that the calories per serving is only 145? Even if you ate the whole thing you'd still be under 600 calories which is actually reasonable (even on the low side) for a woman for dinner.

lauraxxosull's picture
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Didn't expect much, but it was lovely! I didn't measure the spices, its best to just chuck in a good amount depending on your taste. Strong chillies and creme fraiche made this dish tastier. I also didn't add water, it didn't need it. Great when you are on a tight budget.

pookiegirl's picture

To those who are saying its doesn't serve 4 must be used to big portions, portion control is everything...! I made this but halved the recipe to serve 2 people as a main without rice and with chapattis - and NO WAY would I add cheese, why up the calorific content, no wonder we have an obesity epidemic. This recipe was delicious but I made it the day before - which I find lets the flavours mingle.

lizp3333's picture
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I have made this several times now and love it, very tasty and filling.

kanga-ruby's picture
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Made this with my Mum about a week ago and it was really lovely. Tasty, and a great combination of flavours. The calories are low for this recipe, too! I was really impressed, and am definitely going to make it again. =)

lauracatherine's picture
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Loved this recipe, so easy to make and delicious!

elfeswonkey's picture
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Very tasty and will do again but will slightly increase all spices and chilli and reduce the liquid . I served it with Naan dippers with mint and coriander raita. It was only enough for 2 as a main dish.

elfeswonkey's picture
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Very tasty. Was only enough for 2 as main dish. Served it with Naan dipper with mint and coriander raita. Agree that there is too much liquid and some fresh coriander would be good. Will have this again but will increase slightly all spices and chilli and use either tinned chopped tomatoes or skin the fresh tomatoes.

charlottehood1's picture
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Easy dish to make and super tasty! You can be as flexible as you like in terms of ingredients too with things like this. Will definitely be making it again.

missbroon's picture
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I stuck to the recipe but found it really bland. Happened to have a cod in the fridge so added that with lots of coriander wth a big dollop of creme fraiche on top which worked out well. Think the recipe would be good as a base to add more ingredients too.

kittymu's picture
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Really tasty and easy to make. I cooked it for a little longer than recommended so it was thicker.

oopla69's picture
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Easy, quick and tasty. I also added some half fat creme freche and it was lovely. Had it with some pork chops cooked in soy sauce, honey and garlic.

reema_gupta's picture

very nutritious and delicious recipe!

miffers1's picture
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Love this recipe. Fabulous comfort food. Recipe says it serves 4 but that would be very small portions. Serves 2 for a miain course.

samwhyte's picture
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I really enjoyed this! I uppsed the spicing, but I always do. Easy, quick, filling and nutritious. I'll be having this regularly.

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