You need –
- Chickpeas – 1/2 cup. soaked in water over night
- Spinach – 1 bunch, roughly chopped
- Onion – 1 large, finely chopped
- Tomatoes – 2 medium, chopped
- ginger & garlic paste – 2 teaspoons
- green chili – 1 or to taste, thinly sliced
- cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
- Chili powder – 1 teaspoon
- garam masala – 1/2 teaspoon
- Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
- Chole masala – 1 teaspoon
- Asafetida – 1 pinch
- hot water – 1/2 cup
- Oil – 1 tablespoon
- salt to taste
How to –
Wash the chickpeas in running water and pressure cook the soaked chickpeas with enough water till done. Drain and Set aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. Allow to crackle, once done add the chopped onions and sauté till translucent. Add the ginger-garlic paste , chilies and cook till the raw smell is gone.
Stir in all the powders and cook till the oil starts to separate. Now add the chopped tomatoes and cook till mushy. Stir in the cook chickpeas, salt and 1/2 hot water and cook till the water has reduced and gravy is thick.
Now tip the spinach, cook till it wilts and done. Mix well, check and adjust the seasoning and turn off the heat.
Serve hot with rice, roti or even use it as a filling for Tacos as I did.
24 thoughts on “Chickpeas and spinach curry”
wonderful chola and spinach…i can finish up the whole bowl at a time…looks superb…
A recipe modified significantly he hee.. but it looks really delicious. The last pic is so beautiful,I am ready to gobble it 🙂
Chickpeas are among the few things that my sister and me learnt to prepare first when we had to cook some things on our own. They didn't give us much trouble and so brings back happy memories. (My Dad+Sis+Me+Fish = Kitchen Nightmares ;)) Loved the recipe and the clicks Rekha 🙂
Tempting combination.. Love to have with roti..
This sounds good…maybe I shud try this 4 my spinach averse family!!! 🙂
Rekha, this would've been very tasty. I really enjoy a simple meal too, it's comfort food.
That looks very yum dear.. True, as u said, it's a pleasure to cook quick & healthy dishes !!
Yum! Yum!! I am getting excited over here. I think you know the kind of dishes I love and yes please, its healthy, wonderfully flavored and I just want to have it with my rice.
Healthy and delicious curry, perfect for chapathi
Rekha, love this combo and your curry looks really delicious.
healthy combo! love it
Thank you Sush 🙂
Yeah heee 🙂 Thank you sweety 🙂
hahahah I like that “My Dad+Sis+Me+Fish = Kitchen Nightmares”.. Thank you priya 🙂
Thank you Nithya 🙂
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Healthy and nutritious!!!picture perfect:)
Thank you 🙂