Sunday, January 07, 2007

Chickpea, potato, and spinach curry.

New year, new post, new me! I told my doctor that my New Year's Resolution is to be healthy. In keeping with this resolution I decided to give vegetarianism a try.

My first foray into vegetarian cuisine is a chickpea, potato, and spinach curry. I've heard that this is a standard Indian dish and often served with rice or chapati. Since I didn't have or know to make chapati I decided to have it with whole wheat tortillas. That worked very well.

Chickpea, potato, and spinach curry

I didn't really use a recipe but used ideas from a few different recipes I've made before. Don't let the ingredients list scare you it's really easy. Give it a try, it was divine.

2 cans of chickpeas
2 potatoes, cut into small chunks
1 frozen box of spinach
1 can of diced tomatoes, juice included
1 can of coconut milk
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 inch of ginger, grated
1-2 Tbsp of curry powder
1 Tbsp tumeric
1 Tbsp cumin seeds
1 Tbsp chili powder or 1 serano chili, chopped(optional)
2 Tbsp of oil
cilanto to garnish

Saute onion, ginger, and garlic in oil on low to medium low until brown. Add curry powder, tumeric, cumin seeds, and chili (if using) fry about 1 minute. Add chickpeas, potatoes, can of tomatoes, and can of coconut milk. Simmer for 30 minutes. Add spinach and simmer for another 10-15 minutes. Garnish with cilantro and serve with brown rice and/or whole wheat tortillas.


Blogger BAM said...

Looks soooo should so work in a restaurant

5:32 PM  
Blogger C.L. Hanson said...

Wow, looks delicious!!!

I love vegetarian curries!!!

7:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yummy in the tummy! That does look delish.

9:38 PM  
Blogger Wyzard said...

Glad to see you are still blogging. I miss VJM. Her last Blog was on my mother's birthday, and somehow in her comments to me, she was very touched by the blogs about my mother.

Your work continues to inspire...

10:59 PM  
Anonymous srhcb said...

Hows the vegetarian experiment coming along?

srhcb (friend from

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Gift Baskets said...

Great looking curry, it's time for my luncheon!

6:06 PM  
Blogger rajeshsharma7777 said...

roqFruits are an important part in our diet.For healthy living,fruits are a must.Vegetarian is the best.

5:36 AM  
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7:11 AM  
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6:29 PM  

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