Monday, December 22, 2008

Indian Chickpeas and Spinach in a Tomato Cream Sauce

Inspiration:
Savory Safari, adapted by Big City Cooking


Ingredients:
  • Two cans chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • 10 oz frozen spinach, thawed & drained
  • 1 ½ cups tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream, at room temperature
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • ½ Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Asian chili garlic sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. curry powder
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. garam masala

Instructions:
  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger and cook 2-3 minutes. Add chickpeas and toast, stirring frequently, for another 2 minutes or so.
  2. Add tomato sauce and bring to a simmer. Stir in all remaining spices and check seasoning, adding more of your favorite spices if desired.
  3. Whisk in cream and return to a gentle simmer, stirring frequently.
  4. Begin adding spinach in batches. Once all spinach is added, turn the heat down very low and cover. Simmer 5 minutes covered, and hold warm until ready to serve.

Notes:
This was SO quick and easy and so good! I think we'll be making it often. It's a perfect winter weeknight meal.


Tim's Rating: 9.5/10
Liz's Rating: 9.5/10

10 comments:

Katie said...

Starred!! This not only looks fabulous, but I ALWAYS have chick peas in the house so it sounds perfect! Thanks!!

VeggieGirl said...

LOOOOOOVE chickpeas & spinach & tomatoes!! :-D

Dunc said...

Yet another recipe of yours that I've starred and saved for future use!

And clearly it's too early in the morning for me, because I read the instructions over and over for a while, wondering why you would add toast to the saucepan before realizing that you meant "toast the chickpeas." Duh.

Joelen said...

This would make for a flavorful meatless meal! Looks fabulous and so satisfying too!

Erin said...

love it. I'm also laughing at Sarah thinking that you add toast. ha!

Maris said...

This sounds SO GOOD! I made my first Indian-inspired dish recently and loved it. I must try this one next!

Mandy said...

The only thing I don't have in my kitchen is the garam masala! I think a quick stop at the grocery store and voila, tonight's dinner! THANKS FOR POSTING!

www.homewithmandy.com

Insomniac said...

Consider this bookmarked!

wifeplzak said...

glad you liked this!

WeezerMonkey said...

One of my fave Indian dishes is chana masala. (Come to think of it, I'm hard-pressed to think of Indian food I don't like!)

This looks a little like it, plus spinach. :)