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Chickpea curry in a round dish with spoon

Chickpea curry

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

This easy chickpea curry, created by reader Jon Gregg, is a vegan recipe that's three of your five-a-day. It works well as a main course or a simple side dish

  • Freezable
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal458
fat28g
saturates16g
carbs31g
sugars9g
fibre10g
protein15g
salt0.2g
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Ingredients

For the paste

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tsp fresh or dried chilli, to taste
  • 9 garlic cloves (approx 1 small bulb of garlic)
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, peeled
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée

For the curry

  • 2 x 400g cans chickpeas, drained
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 100g creamed coconut
  • ½ small pack coriander, chopped, plus extra to garnish
  • 100g spinach

To serve

  • cooked rice and/or dahl

Method

  • STEP 1

    To make the paste, heat a little of the 2 tbsp oil in a frying pan, add 1 diced onion and 1 tsp fresh or dried chilli, and cook until softened, about 8 mins.

  • STEP 2

    In a food processor, combine 9 garlic cloves, a thumb-sized piece of peeled ginger and the remaining oil, then add 1 tbsp ground coriander, 2 tbsp ground cumin, 1 tbsp garam masala, 2 tbsp tomato purée, ½ tsp salt and the fried onion. Blend to a smooth paste – add a drop of water or more oil, if needed.

  • STEP 3

    Cook the paste in a medium saucepan for 2 mins over a medium-high heat, stirring occasionally so it doesn’t stick.

  • STEP 4

    Tip in two 400g cans drained chickpeas and a 400g can chopped tomatoes, and simmer for 5 mins until reduced down.

  • STEP 5

    Add 100g creamed coconut with a little water, cook for 5 mins more, then add ½ small pack chopped coriander and 100g spinach, and cook until wilted.

  • STEP 6

    Garnish with extra coriander and serve with rice or dhal (or both).

Try more vibrant vegetarian curries from our sister title olivemagazine.com/vegetarian-curries.

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Recipe from June 2016, June 2016

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