Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Indian Spiced Chickpeas with Spinach

 A simple and easy to prepare dish of chickpeas incorporating some Indian flavors. Not only super flavorful but also packed with nutrients!  In fact, 1 cup of cooked chickpeas contains 12 grams of fiber, 26% of the daily recommended iron for women and a whopping 14.5 grams of protein!  Pair with rice and you've got yourself one filling meal!

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Serves 2


1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/3 cup diced onion
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp coriander
1 15oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cup vegetable broth
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 bay leaf
1/2 frozen chopped spinach
1 Tbsp tomato paste (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste


Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add onions with a pinch of salt.  Cook 3-5 minutes, then add garlic, turmeric, cumin and coriander.  Cook 2 minutes.

Stir in remaining ingredients, reduce heat and simmer on low for 8-10 minutes or until it has thickened.  Remove from heat and serve over rice.

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