Chickpea & Spinach Curry – slimming style
I love a tasty curry do you? There quite a lot of curry recipes on my website but realised I was missing my favourite chickpea and spinach curry – so here it is 🙂
I adore chickpeas – like really
Creamy Chickpea Curry
It took me forever to decide if I should make it creamy or tomato based.
In the end I decided creamy after doing a poll in my Facebook group!
I will, as soon as I get time, redo and publish a new recipe, with a tomato base, it would also mean it would not only be vegetarian but also vegan too – so I will definitely do that
Eat Less Meat?
I think there are a lot of people who are not vegetarian or vegan, but still trying to eat less meat generally.
It maybe for the planet or for healthy eating, or for both. Doesn’t really matter, I think it’s really useful to have a few meat free dinners a week.
I try to go for at least three – that’s just me
Are Chickpeas good for you?
Yes they are – very
Chickpeas are high in protein and makes an excellent replacement for meat in many vegetarian and vegan dishes.
They are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and fibre.
It is said that Chickpeas may offer a variety of health benefits, such as aiding weight management, and improving digestion
Chickpea & Spinach Curry – Slimming Style
It’s so balanced in flavour and lightly creamy. For me it beats the Indian takeaway.
I guess you could call it a fake away! But a meal without the wait at the takeaway and all that extra fat!
This recipe feeds four portions and is approx 5 Syns (I’m not a consultant at all – so check yourself)
So that’s just over 1 a portion! Lets say 1.5 for good measure
Now come on that’s not bad for a very tasty filling Curry now is it!
And yes I know it contains Elmlea single cream, but that is what makes it taste amazing. If you’d rather use single cream add another 2 to the recipe
You could probably substitute with Quark, but I haven’t tried it.
If you do then please let me know how it turns out? Or Greek yoghurt maybe?
The Curry Paste for your Chickpea Curry
Now there’s a rule – I insist you use the Madras Curry paste. (I love Patak)
It’s ‘not an ad’ at all but it delivers the best flavour in this dish.
I have worked hard to get it working really well.
In this recipe I use 2 teaspoons and I’d say this is a mild / medium curry hit.
Don’t be put off by it saying madras – it’s nowhere near that heat!
How to make Spinach & Chickpea Curry
(full details in the recipe card at the bottom of this post)
It’s so simple – fry your onions and garlic in fry lite or 1 call spray
Add your potato cubes and carrot cubes, followed by your curry paste – fry for a few minutes
Add your stock, then your chickpeas, simmer and let finally your spinach and seasoning! Done!
What can you serve with your Chickpea Curry?
I can actually eat it on it’s own
But you can serve with all the usual suspects
- Naan Bread
- Cauliflower rice
- On a jacket potato
- The uses are endless!
Can I freeze my Chickpea & Spinach Curry?
Yes you can and it’s perfect
I batch cook and freeze into portions, defrost and blast in a pan or the microwave until it’s piping hot!
I would also say freeze for up to 2 months
The Slimming Group
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Come over and join this great honest community Facebook for Easy Peasy Slimming Recipes if you’re interested
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Loads of tips and tricks – I promise
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Fancy another plant based supper?
Well look no further my simple & delicious recipe for Vegan Easy Mushroom Bolognese
Another Vegan Side
How about trying my Bang Bang Cauliflower recipe – it’s delicious and plant based
Other tasty Morsels
If you love this dish then I really think you’d like my Banging Vegetable Curry – also really easy and packed with flavour
And finally a new one you might like if you love Chickpea Recipes
Chickpeas, Artichoke and Avocado Salad it’s vegan too and perfect for the summer
Nutritious and very delicious
Big Love Clare x
Chickpea & Spinach Curry - slimming style
- Fry Lite 1 Cal Spray
- 1 onion peeled & finely chopped
- 2 Cloves of Garlic peeled & finely chopped
- 2 Teaspoons Madras Curry Paste
- 300 gram Potato Peeled and cut into 2cm cubes
- 150g gram Carrots Peeled and cut into 2cm cubes or rounds
- 3/4 pint Water
- 1 Vegetable stock cube
- 800g Chickpeas in water 2 tins drained
- 60 grams Elmlea single cream reduced fat cream
- 120 gram Fresh Spinach
- Salt & Black Pepper
- Using heavy bottomed casserole dish or frying pan, spray with firelight and add the onion and chopped garlic, fry over a medium heat for 3 minutes
- Next add your potato & carrot cubes and your curry paste, stir for a further 3 minutes
- Add your water and vegetable stock cube and bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes
- Next add your drained chickpeas and simmer for a further 5 minutes, the liquid should be reducing
- Check the carrots and potatoes are tender, stir in the reduced fat cream and heat for 2 minutes
- Turn off the heat, add your fresh spinach and stir, the heat form the curry will be enough to wilt the spinach
- Check the seasoning and add salt & black pepper accordingly - ENJOY!