Chickpea and Spinach Curry
by Fran Jakubowicz on Sep 26, 2023
Seeking a delicious and nutritious PCOS-friendly meal? Dive into our Chickpea and Spinach Curry recipe, thoughtfully crafted to support PCOS management. With wholesome ingredients and a blend of aromatic spices, this dish is your ticket to a flavorful and balanced diet.
- 1 can (15 oz) of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, grated
- 1 can (15 oz) of diced tomatoes
- 1 cup of spinach leaves, washed and chopped
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon of ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder (adjust to taste)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish
Sauté the Aromatics: Begin by heating olive oil in a large skillet or saucepan over medium heat. Add the finely chopped onion and sauté until it becomes translucent (about 3-4 minutes). Then, add the minced garlic and grated ginger; sauté for another minute until fragrant.
Spice It Up: Incorporate the ground turmeric, cumin, coriander, and chili powder into the sautéed mixture. Stir well to evenly coat the aromatics with the spices. Allow them to cook for about a minute to release the flavors and create a fragrant base for your curry.
Add Tomatoes and Chickpeas: Pour in the can of diced tomatoes, along with the drained and rinsed chickpeas. Stir everything together to ensure the chickpeas are well coated with the aromatic tomato-spice mixture. Reduce the heat to medium-low and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the sauce to thicken.
Incorporate Spinach: As the curry simmers, gently fold in the chopped spinach leaves. Let them wilt and become tender in the curry's warmth; this should take about 3-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Garnish and Serve: Once the spinach has wilted, your Chickpea and Spinach Curry is ready to delight your palate. Serve it hot, garnished with fresh cilantro leaves for a burst of color and additional flavor.
To complement the rich flavors of this curry, consider serving it with wholesome options like brown rice or whole wheat naan. These side dishes provide a satisfying balance to the vibrant flavors of the curry, making for a fulfilling and PCOS-friendly meal.
Interested in other recipes containing chickpeas? Try roasted chickpeas, a perfect PCOS-friendly snack