How To Make Chickpea Spinach Curry

Chickpea spinach curry is an easy, flavorful, and nutritious  vegan/vegetarian meal with warm Indian spices that makes a great weeknight (one-pot) dinner. Ready in just 20 minutes, it's a great meal prep option!

Ingredients Needed

– Jalapeño – Ginger – Garlic  – Vegetable oil – Yellow onion – Garam masala – Cumin seeds (or ground cumin) – Ground turmeric – Cayenne – Frozen spinach – Chickpeas – Diced tomatoes – Coconut yogurt

Recipe Instructions

In a food processor or blender, mix the jalapeño, ginger, and garlic until paste forms. Set aside.

Recipe Instructions

In a large skillet, heat ¼ cup of oil over medium-high heat until it begins to shimmer. Add onion and cook until soft and translucent, around 5-7 minutes.

Recipe Instructions

Add garam masala, cumin seeds, turmeric, cayenne, and salt to onion mixture and cook for an additional minute.  Add jalapeño-ginger-garlic paste to pan and cook for another 1-2  minutes.

Recipe Instructions

Add spinach, chickpeas, and tomatoes to pan and cook for around 5 minutes. Add coconut yogurt and stir to  combine. Serve warm with rice or chapathis.

Expert Tips

Use fresh or frozen spinach. I use frozen spinach in this recipe, but you can easily substitute fresh spinach (2 pounds will work well). Simply add it to the pan and let it cook down until wilted,  2-3 minutes.


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