Thursday, January 09, 2014

Chickpeas with spinach

400 gms chickpeas(soaked overnight)
4 medium onions sliced
1 tsp garlic paste
2 tomatoes chopped
2 Tbsp tomato paste
2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
3 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 Tbsp curry powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp soft brown sugar
3-4 Tbsp chopped mint leaves
1 bunch fresh spinach leaves, chopped
4 Tbsp oil
whisked yogurt, to garnish

  • Cook the soaked chickpeas in enough water with salt in a pressure cooker, until soft and tender or you can  use the canned ones.
  • Heat oil in a wok. Add the sliced onions and saute until golden brown.
  • Add the garlic paste and saute until the raw smell goes off.
  • Reduce the heat and add the turmeric, coriander, cumin, chilli and curry powders. Stir fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar and 200ml of water and bring to a boil. Cover and cook on  a low heat for 15 minutes.
  • Add the chickpeas,spinach, salt and mix well. Cook for another 8- 10 minutes.
  • Add the chopped mint leaves. Mix well and spoon out into a serving bowl.
  • Garnish by drizzling some whisked yogurt on top.


  1. Not only Yummy, it very healthy recipe too...Thanks for sharing

  2. Looks so tempting.. Love to have it.

  3. The spinach and kadala combination looks yum.I could simply eat from that bowl don't need any chapathy to go with it , masala is the best part I guess.

  4. I love this.. its such a great combo. Well I don't need anything to go with the chickpeas, I could just eat them!

  5. this looks so delicious... i could have that bowl just like that...


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