Chickpea Spinach Curry over Brown Rice

READY IN: 30mins




  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. While the oil is heating, pour the tomatoes and juice into a bowl. Squeeze the juice out of the tomatoes and tear into small pieces with your hands. Save 1/2 cup of the juice for later.
  • When the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds and let them heat until they start to pop, shaking the pan to keep them coated in the oil. You'll want to put a lid on the pan to keep them from jumping out.
  • After they've been popping for about a minute, add the onion and sauté for about 8 minutes, stirring frequently. The onion will start to brown as it begins to caramelize. Add the garlic and sauté for another minute. Add the spices, salt, and 1/2 cup of the tomato juices and stir until well combined.
  • Turn the heat down to medium and add the chopped spinach, one handful at a time, stirring until the leaves wilt and the spinach is mixed in well with the spices. Continue adding handfuls and mixing, until all 10 cups of spinach are used. Add the chickpeas and tomatoes, cover, and simmer on medium heat for about 3 minutes. Stir and turn the heat down a bit to medium-low. Simmer for about 7 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Adjust the spices if needed and serve warm over brown rice.