Indian Spinach and Chickpeas

This is one of those meals that we’ll be making again and again. It comes together in no time, uses ingredients that we usually have around the house, and tastes awesome. I did have to go buy some garam masala, but I’ve been meaning to anyways so that we can start making Indian food at home. Since Hubby lived in India for 3 months a few years ago, he loves it. The garam masala definitely give the distinct flavor of Indian food.

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Indian Chickpeas and Spinach

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

Two cans chickpeas, drained & rinsed
10 oz frozen spinach, thawed & drained
1 1/2 cups (~1 can) tomato sauce
1/3 cup whipping cream, at room temperature
3 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp Asian chili garlic sauce
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp garam masala

Directions:

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.

Add tomato sauce and bring to a simmer. Stir in all remaining spices and check seasoning, adding more of your favorite spices if desired.

Whisk in cream and return to a gentle simmer, stirring frequently.

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. I served over brown rice.

Recipe adapted from Savory Spicy Sweet

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7 Responses to “Cinnamon Biscuits”

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    Katie — April 2, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Oh my gosh. so stinkin CUTE!! What a nice gift and seriously… those biscuits look AMAAAZING! My mouth is watering.

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    Jen — April 2, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Yea these were so tasty!

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    bethanyjg — April 2, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    These look great! I am going to make them tonight! Question – it says to spread the butter – so I’m assuming the butter should be warm enough to spread evenly across the top of the dough?

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    Jen — April 2, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Yes Bethany – I just softened mine in the microwave and used my fingers to spread it.

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    bethanyjg — April 2, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Thanks! 🙂

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    Mermaid Sweets — April 3, 2009 at 5:05 am

    What a nice friend that Steph is – and these look to DIE for. Want them now.

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    Stephanie Wagner — April 8, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Thanks for the shout out. I’m do glad you guys enjoyed them. I’m digging the new look of the blog!

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