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Chickpea Spinach Curry (Chana Palak Masala)

Chickpea Spinach Curry (Chana Palak Masala)

Tired of paying a fortune for takeaways, or just fancy something healthier? Try this tasty healthy chickpea spinach curry, with a tomato and onion spiced gravy and a touch of coconut milk for richness.


5 minutes 20 minutes


3 tbsp sunflower or canola oil 1 large onion finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, crushed

1 inch ginger, finely grated

1 tbsp ground coriander 1/2 tbsp ground turmeric 1/2 tbsp ground cumin


25 minutes

1/4 - 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper or chili flakes

 1.5 cups crushed tomatoes (400g)

2.5 cups cooked chickpeas (400g)

1/2 cup vegetable stock (120 ml)

1 cup frozen chopped spinach or 100gm fresh/frozen chopped spinach 1/2 - 1 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp garam masala

1 tbsp lemon juice

OPTIONAL: 1/4-1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk (50-100 ml) 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro leaves (coriander leaves)


1. Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium-high setting. Sauté the finely chopped

onion until golden.

2. Add the crushed garlic and grated ginger and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently, until the garlic doesn't smell raw anymore.

3. Mix in the next four ingredients (ground coriander, turmeric, cumin, and cayenne)

 and toast for two minutes stirring often.

4. Add the crushed tomatoes, chickpeas and vegetable stock. Increase the heat to high and once boiling, lower to medium-low to maintain at a simmer for 10 minutes, stirring every now and then.

5. Add 1/2 tsp salt, the sugar, and the spinach. If the spinach is frozen increase the heat until the curry is bubbling away again. Simmer for an additional five minutes.

6. Add the garam masala, lemon juice and coconut milk and stir. Sprinkle over the chopped cilantro leaves and serve hot.

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Chana Palak Chickpea


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