Spinach and Chickpea Curry

"A very easy curry which doesn't take a lot of effort to prepare. It is low GI so will leave you feeling fuller for longer. It is quite a dry curry when made, I like to serve it over brown rice and then the next day eat the remainder cold wrapped in a chapatti with some sour cream."
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  • Heat the oil and gently fry the onions for 10 minutes.
  • Add the spices, stir well and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and chickpeas and simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Increase the heat and stir in the spinach and lemon juice.
  • When the spinach has wilted - serve.

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  1. rosebuddie
    This recipe has become a regular in our house. So tasty, easy, healthy, what else can I ask for? The lemon juice adds a brightness - don't leave it out. A coworker from India was really impressed when I brought the leftovers for lunch - she said it smelled and tasted just like traditional curries.
  2. Soobeeoz
    This is very tasty, easy to make and it's also healthy. I used 300 grams of baby spinach and added salt & pepper, but otherwise followed the recipe. The flavours are light and fresh, and it tastes good hot or cold. Next time I might try adding garlic and curry powder, but I'll make it this way again too. Thanks for a great recipe! ***I've since made this adding two teaspoons of hot curry powder and 1/2 tsp of garlic powder, and it was fantastic. 5 Stars!***
  3. jmccarton_12514162
    I gave this recipe a try because I like all the ingredients that go into it. It wasn't bad, but it was definitely bland. I will try this again but add herbs to it. Maybe even a roasted red bell pepper.
  4. joannamrodriguez
    Delicious and satisfying. Only had one onion so I followed the suggestions of the other reviewers and supplemented with generous amounts of garlic (about a tablespoon finely minced). Also added some Kala Jeera, a spice I picked up in an Indian store and didn't know how to use. The dish was fantastic. Like that there's room to improvise with this recipe! Served with couscous.
  5. *Parsley*
    Wonderful! Easy, delicious, filling and healthy. The fresh lemon juice adds a wonderful flavor. I made this just as written, using fresh baby spinach. Loved every bite. Thanx!


  1. Ameliahead
    Oops, I forgot to get onions and a lemon when I was grocery shopping, so I was forced to make a couple of changes. I don't think they changed the taste TOO much, though. I added a couple of garlic cloves instead of the onions and added some hot sauce for acidity. I also cut back a bit on the cumin and added some curry powder and salt. I put it in a wrap and ate it hot. I really liked it and I'm happy I have leftovers. I will make it again with onions and lemon juice!


Under construction... How I rate... 5 stars - perfect, will make again without any changes. 4 stars - Liked it, will make again again but with changes. 3 stars - had to make major changes but got it to work. 2 stars - had to make major changes and it didn't work. 1 star - went terribly, a waste of time and ingredients, I cried, BF cried the cats cried you get the picture...
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