Spinach and chickpea curry

Provided by Emma Gibson, Nutritionist








Serves 4

1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
5cm (2inch) piece of fresh ginger, finely chopped or grated
2 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp curry paste of choice (e.g. Rogan Josh, Biryani, Bhuna)
400g (14oz) tinned chickpeas in water, drained and rinsed thoroughly under cold water
400g (14oz) tinned chopped tomatoes
150g (6oz) fresh spinach

1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the onion, garlic and ginger and fry for
5 minutes. Add the curry paste and fry for a further 2 minutes. Stir frequently throughout to avoid sticking.
2. Add the chickpeas, tomatoes and 100ml (4floz) water, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Add the spinach and cook for a further 2 minutes until the spinach is wilted.
4. Serve with boiled basmati rice and a side serving of natural yoghurt.
Nutritional information (per portion, including 180g rice and 80g yoghurt)
Energy 540kcal
Protein 17.2g
Carbohydrate 81.8g
of which sugars 12.7g
Fat 19.4g
of which saturates 3.3g
Fibre 11.1g
Sodium 0.3g
Salt equivalent 0.8g