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Eggplant, Spinach & Chickpea Curry

Eggplant, Spinach & Chickpea Curry step-by-step recipe | vegelicacy.com
"If you love Indian cuisine as mush as I do, you need to try this awesome curry! It's super simple, healthy, fast and Oh-So-Delicious! This marvelous and flavourful vegan curry will make you feel warm, cozy and relaxed!"

Ingredients Serves 4

  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 chili pepper
  • 1 eggplant
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 14-oz/400 g can tinned chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 14 oz/400 g frozen spinach
  • 14 oz/400g chopped tomatoes
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1 cup basmati rice

Method

  1. The first thing you need to do is to defrost spinach. I usually let it sit at room temperature for a couple of hours. But if you need to make it quickly, thaw it in a microvawe.
    Peel one onion and cut it into cubes. Peel and mince 2-3 cloves of garlic. If you like it spicy, chop one chili pepper together with the seeds. Otherwise, deseed the chili pepper before chopping.

    Eggplant, Spinach & Chickpea Curry
  2. Wash one large eggplant (about 14 oz/400 g). Delete the stem and cut the eggplant into chunks.

    Eggplant, Spinach & Chickpea Curry
  3. Heat about 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large pan, saute the onion, garlic, chili pepper, 1 can of drained chickpeas, and 1 tablespoon of curry powder for 5 minutes over medium heat. Stir frequently.

    Eggplant, Spinach & Chickpea Curry
  4. Squeeze the water out of defrosted spinach, place into a blender jar and process until finely chopped.

    Eggplant, Spinach & Chickpea Curry
  5. Add 2 more tablespoons of the oil into a pan, add the eggplants and cook for 10 minutes, stiring occasionally.

    Eggplant, Spinach & Chickpea Curry
  6. Add 14-oz (400 g) can of chopped tomatoes, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover the pan with a lid and simmer for 15 mnutes, stiring from time to time.

    Eggplant, Spinach & Chickpea Curry
  7. Towards the end of cooking, add the spinach, stir well and remove the pan from the stove.

    Eggplant, Spinach & Chickpea Curry
  8. To cook rice, boil 2 cups of water, add a cup of basmati or jasmine rice, and cook covered for 10 minutes over low heat. Read the article on How to cook perfect rice.
    Serve the curry together with rice.

    Eggplant, Spinach & Chickpea Curry

Author: vegelicacy

Posted on: 12 November 2014

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Diet type: vegan
Category: main course
Difficulty: easy
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