A (vegan) Chickpea Spinach Curry made in 20 minutes from start to finish. Who says eating healthy requires a lot of time and effort? Protein-rich chickpeas, iron-rich spinach, creamy coconut milk and deliciously spicy curry paste make this a dinner for champions.
It’s so easy to make I dared shooting a video and edit it in Adobe Premiere Pro. That’s a program that is waaaay too complicated for me to understand completely yet. The video is all white and blown out, which apparently you can edit but I don’t know how yet, and the cuts are a bit wonky and all but hey, practice makes perfect. I hope you like it non the less.
I plan on making more of these videos and I hope they will become better and better over time. Do you think they help to see how easy making this Chickpea Spinach Curry is? Excuse the music, I don’t like it much either but I don’t have a big library of stock music just yet.
Now, to the recipe itself. I don’t use canned chickpeas because I don’t like them and I feel they are quite hard to digest but if you weren’t able to plan ahead, they are obviously a great option. I routinely cook big pots of legumes and freeze 2 cups at a time in freezer bags. That way I always have chickpeas or black beans or pinto beans in the freezer for quick dinners. I made a post back when I was just starting this blog about how to prepare your legumes, you can check it out here.
Using baby spinach as a vegetable in this dish is part of the reason it comes together so fast. It doesn’t require chopping or prepping and if you buy the baby spinach already washed you can skip even the washing and drying step. The coconut milk gives the dish a deliciously creamy sauce and the curry paste is responsible for the amazing smell in your kitchen while and after cooking.
I cut the video square to fit Facebook and Instagram better and forgot to edit an uncut version for Youtube. See how newbie I am at all this? I can’t insert a link here now but why don’t you hop on over to my Facebook Page and check it out there?
If you like this recipe as much as I do, you will also like all the other curries on Green Healthy Cooking. There is a Vegan Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry which is one of the most popular recipes on the blog. If you’re not into chickpeas, check out this Thai Chicken Cauliflower Curry.