Indian Spiced Chickpeas with Spinach

Hubby and I are still getting settled into our new lives in Ohio. Work has been crazy for both of us. On top of that, our apartment feels very sterile and not very homey. The weather is cold and we haven’t found a home yet. While I know it’s not much to complain about, things are just busy and hectic right now.

Indian Spiced Chickpeas with Spinach

So I’ve been especially drawn to meals that come together in a snap and reheat well. That way I can just cook a big meal and it feeds us for a couple days through this hectic time in our lives. This recipe is just an adaptation of this Indian Spiced Beans recipe that I posted a couple years ago. I used chickpeas this time around and added a whole bunch of fresh spinach.

Indian Spiced Chickpeas with Spinach

I served this with some quinoa. It would be great with rice or noodles as well. Hubby and I have been enjoying this in our lunches multiple weeks this winter.

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Indian Spiced Chickpeas with Spinach

Garam Masala brings the flavors of India to your home. This meal comes together quickly and reheats very well.

Yield: Serves 4-6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


2 large onions, minced
3 Tbsp olive oil
2-6 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp garam masala
2 can garbonzo beans, drained and rinsed
2 can diced tomatoes
1 tsp ground ginger
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 can coconut milk
10 oz fresh spinach, roughly chopped
1 cup chopped cilantro leaves


Saute onion in oil. When the onion becomes translucent add minced garlic cloves and garam masala. Cook for one minute or until the spices become fragrant.

Add beans, tomatoes, ginger, sugar, and salt. Let it cook for about fifteen minutes.

Pour in coconut milk. Stir in chopped spinach. Heat until warmed. Add cilantro just prior to serving.

Serve over rice or quinoa.

Recipe from Beantown Baker

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7 Responses to “Raw Summer Vegetable “Pasta””

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    Daisy — September 23, 2010 at 12:25 am

    This looks delicious! I love that you guys plowed through it as an afternoon snack!

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — September 23, 2010 at 12:30 am

    I love using veggies as a healthy substitute for pasta. My favorite is a little more obvious – spaghetti squash!

    Also, I got your DM about the photo. I’ve been crazy busy but I’ll email it to everyone tonight!

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    nutmegnanny — September 23, 2010 at 1:11 am

    What a great salad! It’s perfect for saying goodbye to summer 🙂

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    A Bitchin' Kitchen — September 23, 2010 at 3:09 am

    This looks so good! Yummy produce is really the only thing I’ll miss about summer time. I came across your site earlier today while searching for a pumpkin spice cheesecake brownie recipe (which I plan on making tomorrow btw). You have some great recipes and I’ll definitely be returning!

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    Lisa — September 23, 2010 at 4:50 am

    What a great vegetarian dish. With all those gorgeous colors it’s a feast for the eyes as well as for the palate.

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    Eliana — September 23, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    What a gorgeous dish. It looks super delicious too.

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    The Small Boston Kitchen — September 25, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    YUM! Great way to (healthily) soak up the last bits of summer flavors! Looks great…

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