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Recipe: Chick pea and spinach curry

This fragrant vegetarian curry is quick, easy and healthy - but interesting enough to keep the whole family happy. You can add more chillies for a hotter curry - or use 1/2 a chilli for more sensitive palettes.

Chick pea and spinach curry - serves 2

Ingredients of chick pea curry

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 green chilli, seeds removed, chopped
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 8 tbsp chopped cooked chickpeas
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 handfuls fresh spinach
  • salt and ground black pepper

Instructions for making chick pea curry

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the onions and garlic until tender
  2. Add the chilli and the spices and fry for 3 minutes
  3. Add the chickpeas and tomatoes and a little boiling water. Cook for a further 3 minutes
  4. Add the spinach and season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook for 3-4 minutes

Tips for making chick pea curry

  • If you have more time, cook fresh chick peas from raw
  • Allow to the spices to simmer gently for 40 minutes before adding the spinach if you have more time
  • This dish can be frozen and reheated

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