Chickpea & Spinach Curry – slimming style

Chickpea & Spinach Curry – slimming style

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 listen 🙂 

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 


Vegetarian Chickpeas & spinach curry


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

The Deets…  

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) 

Step 1

It’s so simple – fry your onions and garlic in fry lite or 1 call spray 


Step 2 

Add your potato cubes and carrot cubes, followed by your curry paste – fry for a few minutes 


Step 3 

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 

  • Rice 
  • 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

I also have a Facebook Closed Group called Easy Peasy Slimming Style Recipes .

Come over and join this great honest community Facebook for Easy Peasy Slimming Recipes if you’re interested

 Just use the join button if you like real home cooked tasty easy food!!

We support encourage and laugh!!

Loads of tips and tricks – I promise

Oh and why not join me on Instagram – I’d love to see you there 🙂 


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 



Let me know if you give it a go and what you think – I’d love to know 

Big Love Clare x

Vegetarian Chickpeas & spinach curry

Chickpea & Spinach Curry - slimming style

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 465kcal
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A delicious and healthy vegetarian Chickpea and spinach curry that's flavour packed


  • 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!


*** All nutritional information is approximate and intended as a guide


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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. 5 stars
    Made this dish today…..and was not disappointed!
    Spinach is one of my favourite foods & coupled with garlic, cream, carrots & onion (+. Chickpeas) …..very scrumptious. Do try it.

    1. oh great Dee – so pleased to hear – thank you x

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