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 “Spinach and Artichoke Dip”

  1. #
    yumventures — February 3, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    I have been looking for a great dip recipe, and this one looks delish! I’m glad you got your brother to share your recipe =)

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    oneordinaryday — February 3, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Spinach and artichoke dip is my very favorite. I don’t make it often, but it’s one of those things my family expects at family events. My goddaughter even made me a special artichoke plate to serve it on!

    Lucky you to get to share your brother’s secret recipe. Family recipes are the best.

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    Katie — February 3, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Love this recipe and the fact that fresh spinach is used and not frozen! I love spinach and artichoke dip, but have always been intimidated to make it…. WHY!?!? It looks so simple. On my to-do list! 🙂

  4. #
    Karin — February 4, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Yum…so trying this one on Sunday!! Thanks!!

  5. #
    Julie — February 4, 2010 at 3:46 am

    One of my all time favorites! Yummy!

  6. #
    nutmegnanny — February 4, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Yummy! This dip seems to be a favorite of almost everyone 🙂

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    Jessica — May 14, 2024 at 6:01 pm

    Dear bean town baker

    I’m afraid this isn’t the best way to cook corned silverside – it’s a very tough cut and needs to be braised in water and vinegar to get it tender. I add a range of aromatics and whole spices to the braising liquid – you can try fennel seeds, mustard seeds, star anise, any pickling spices …. But you are right that traditionally bay, peppercorns, cloves, allspice are the mainstays.

    I add celery carrot and whole brown onion. I’ve also tried using ginger ale or coke for the braising liquid as suggested in a few online recipes (American) but I don’t think the expense is justified by the extremely subtle differ action in flavor. This is a dish for when you are low in funds after all.

    The cut of silverside you get is also key … my mother would always ask the butcher for a piece of silverside from the H-bone – though todays butchers don’t always know what you are talking about when you ask for this!

    Simmer it until the beef floats to the top (timing will depend on the size of the piece of beef but usually 3-5 hours). You pop in the carrots and spuds towards the end, and can also steam sliced cabbage over the pot in a colander which traditionally accompanied the dish. (I retrieve the whole onions from the braising liquid and add these to the cabbage along with butter, seasoning and occasionally a few sultanas). The small spuds, once tender, should be tossed with butter salt and pepper and parsley.

    It’s crucial to cut the beef against the grain, and you must keep leftovers in the fridge submerged in the braising liquid or they will dry out.

    Traditionally the dish is accompanied by a white sauce made from the braising liquid, cream, Dijon mustard (I also add horseradish) white pepper and (my own addition) a dollop of Mayo along with some parsley. It needs to be quite runny.

    I hope this is useful to you. This is the way my family have been preparing corned beef for generations. The leftovers are terrific in sandwiches with mustard pickle and cheese.

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