Something Fresh: Spinach Chickpea Curry

Spinach Chickpea Currey

The typical Indian version contains certain spices which may be a little difficult to source, or may not be worthwhile getting if only being used with this curry. The following recipe has been tweaked so that all the ingredients can be bought in a typical supermarket.

Ingredients (serves 3)

2 fresh tomatoes, diced 3 cups fresh spinach, chopped
1/2 inch cube fresh ginger, finely chopped 1 can chickpeas drained and washed
½ medium onion, finely chopped 2/3 cup water
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 tablespoon curry powder
1 small handful fresh coriander, chopped fine 1/2 teaspoon ground chilli powder
1/2 fresh green chilli, seeds removed and very finely chopped 2 tablespoons grapeseed or canola oil.
1 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)

Method of Preparation:

  1. Puree the tomatoes, onion, garlic and ginger in a blender.
  2. Add oil to a pan on medium heat and wait for the oil to get hot. Add the green chilli and stir for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the blended mixture (there will be a little splatter, so please take care!)
  4. Add salt, curry powder and chilli powder and stir.
  5. Add the spinach and water and continue to stir the mixture for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add the drained chickpeas and stir into the mixture. Cover and leave to simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  7. Garnish the curry with the chopped coriander and serve with rice (brown rice to be particularly healthy, but couscous, basmati rice or jasmine rice will also do!)

Approximate nutritional content per serving (will vary depending on type of oil used):

Calories 309.8
Total Fat 15.9 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 1208.4 mg
Total Carbohydrate 35.9 g
Dietary Fibre 8.5 g
Sugars 2.3 g
Protein 8.5 g

Special thanks: Something Fresh  

About Something Fresh
Something Fresh makes healthy eating convenient. For dinner, Something Fresh designs tasty nutritious recipes and sends you a kit with all the ingredients you need (washed, chopped and in the right proportions) with a recipe card, so you can prepare a gourmet healthy meal in minutes.

Cooked lunch options delivered to your desk are now also available. Organic, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available!

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Something Fresh: Quinoa Bean Chilli

Quinoa chili

Ingredients (serves 6)

1 tablespoon olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced 2 cups cooked quinoa
6 large tomatoes pureed in blender 1 small tin tomato puree
2 green chillies chopped fine 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder, or more, to taste
2 teaspoons cumin 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cups corn kernels (frozen or tinned is fine) 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Juice of 1 lime

Method of Preparation:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become soft and fragrant (around 3 minutes). Stir in cooked quinoa, blended tomatoes, tomato puree (from tin), green chillies, chilli powder, cumin, paprika, sugar, cayenne pepper, coriander and 1-2 cups water, making sure to cover most of the ingredients. Season mixture with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Cover and leave pot to simmer until the mixture thickes (around 25 minutes). Stir in beans, corn, cilantro and lime juice until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add some cilantro as garnish and serve hot.

 Approximate nutritional content per serving: 

Calories 326.7
Total Fat 7.7 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 500 mg
Total Carbohydrate 57.8 g
Dietary Fibre 11.7 g
Sugars 5.8 g
Protein 11.8 g

Special thanks: Something Fresh  

 

About Something Fresh
Something Fresh makes healthy eating convenient. For dinner, Something Fresh designs tasty nutritious recipes and sends you a kit with all the ingredients you need (washed, chopped and in the right proportions) with a recipe card, so you can prepare a gourmet healthy meal in minutes.

Cooked lunch options delivered to your desk are now also available. Organic, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available!

Order online at www.somethingfresh.com.hk.