Chickpea curry in a round dish with spoon

Chickpea curry

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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

This Southern Indian chickpea curry, created by reader Jon Gregg, is a vegan recipe that's three of your five-a-day. If you're big on meat, then this could be the perfect veggie accompaniment

  • 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

For the curry

To serve

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).

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