Chickpea and Spinach Curry

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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

Serving Suggestions:

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

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