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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meow1991's picture
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Really really nice! I used chopped tomatoes instead of fresh just because they were in. Also served on half a fried aubergine and added mushrooms. Very comforting!

bethanmwilliams's picture
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Really enjoyed this meal, but agree with an earlier comment that it will serve 2 as a main meal (4 as a side dish). Lovely, fresh and very yummy :-)

katkatora's picture
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Add carrots and used two cans of tomatoes, served with brown round rice - became one of our favorites :)

fexton's picture
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I regularly make this curry and the whole family love it. You can either have it as per the recipe or add other veg too - cauliflower is a particular favourite of ours to add

giordifer's picture
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This was delicious. I added more tomato paste, double spices and yoghurt. I also put less water to thicken the sauce.

cath34980's picture
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This was delicious, I added more tomato paste and some fresh coriander too.
Had leftovers for lunch today in a wrappo with creme fraiche.

edyta405's picture
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I had to add few things like potatoes. Also, with the amount of spices given in the recipe it was sooooooo hot!! Plus 300ml of water is a way to much. But after some fixing it turned up really nice.

annawozniak's picture
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Great dieting recipe!! Added courgettes for extra substance!

rmitter3's picture
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so many possibilities to change up the veggies! used broccoli and zucchini this round and a splash of coconut cream

debbieharryxxx's picture
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okay, but didn't think it had enough flavour or texture? needed some fresh corriander, and i added some plain yogurt and chilli sauce which improved it ALOT but still needed...something

adailene's picture
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It was great, and I definitely will cook this again. Kids absolutely loved it and asked for if there was more the next day! (And they are picky eaters!!) I used frozen spinach, and diced the onions in very small pieces (so the kids wouldn't notice them) added two spoons of creme freiche and served it with rice. Mine didn't look as pretty as on the picture here though, but it tastes great! :)

hippychick01's picture
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Yummy! I used a tin of plum tomatoes instead of the water, and some fresh tomato as well. Also added some coriander which worked well.

jweg1210's picture
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Added some chunky mushrooms, used tinned tomatoes and no water - all good.
I really liked, husband not so much.

leedskitchenscavenge's picture
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Very tasty and good way to use up spinach which needed eating but definitely agree about adding more spices and much less water, I used veg stock rather than just water. Also definitely wouldn't serve more than two even with plenty of rice or naan.

mweaver's picture
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Nice but recipe states far too much water (in my opinion). Probably used around 100mls and got a curry with a lovely consistency. Also had to use lentils because cupboard was bare.

ourcarol's picture
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Really yummy, and healthy too. I almost doubled the spices, but found the amount of liquid to be fine.

emilyb00's picture
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Very tasty!
I agree about it not needing the extra water and don't afraid to add more spices. Very quick healthy dinner when you tins to use up!

sarahsjmmoore's picture
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Serves 4? 4 mice??? Ha ha! Lovely recipe, easy to follow and quite tasty. I like Helenm's suggestion of adding creme fraiche - I'll do that next time.

norfyjujus's picture
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Was a nice dish would cook again. Used tinned chopped tomatoes with a splash of water and threw a few chopped tomatoes in. Even though this is an Indian dish I teamed it with the Thai Prawn Curry and plain rice and chapatis - perfect Friday night food.

speshalkay's picture
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Tasty! Could have done with some fresh Coriander I think.

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