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Spicy Chickpeas and Spinach

This Spicy Chickpea side dish is great with curriesย and can be a superb replacement for rice if you’re counting the carbs. Chickpeas can be very boring on there own, but with all the extras this dishย is very yummy andย packed full of flavour.

Although chickpeas are higher in fat than rice they have less carbohydrates in themย andย are packed with protein, vitamins and minerals. Being high in folate and iron chickpeas have got lots of benefits for your body.



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Spinach is great to and goes really well with chickpeas and very low in calories so adding 120g to your side dish is going to be about 25-30 calories. Alsoย it’s a rich source in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K and magnesium.

The first time I had chickpeas was in Bermuda, my diet was very basic when I lived there mainlyย for the fact that everything wasย very expensive but also I didn’t have many cooking skills – believe it or not I had never even fried an egg untilย I lived out there! Living at home untilย the age of 26 I pretty much had every thing done for me. Thats all I knew, I would Skype home and hold things up to my mum andย ask her how long itย would have to be cooked for! She says she can’t believe how far I’ve come in the kitchen and look at me now with my own food blog.

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Roasted Curried Cauliflower

Roasted, spicy cauliflower? Yes please! Try this as another side dish to your favourite curry.

When I was living in Bermuda most things I bought in the supermarket were in tins and this is how I came across the chickpeas. My housemate Sherine gave me the idea of chickpeas in my diet, as things were so expensive out there and nothing really kept fresh for more than a coupe of days so I did waste a lot of food. When I first arrived there I had cheese sandwiches every day as a block of cheese went a long way. Then I started to get bored and began havingย salads with chickpeas in – variety is the spice of life after all!

Next time you make a curry be sure to try this recipe as a great addition! Which sides do you normally go for?

Spicy Chickpeas and Spinach

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Spicy Chickpeas and Spinach
Try replacing rice with this spicy chickpea side dish as it's low in carbs and packed full of flavour!
Spicy Chickpeas and Spinach Recipe
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Spicy Chickpeas and Spinach Recipe
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Instructions
  1. Fry the onions in a bit of oil in a saucepan until soft.
  2. Add the tomatoes and tomato puree and give it a good stir.
  3. Add the chickpeas and stir.
  4. Then add all the spices and stir it in so the chickpeas are coated.
  5. Add the fresh coriander and splash of water and give it a good stir.
  6. Add the spinach and cook for about 3-4 minutes until the spinach is cooked.
  7. Serve with your favourite curry! Enjoy!
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Lucy

Hi I'm Lucy and I have always been into eating great food! I love all types of food (apart from bananas - yuck!) and am a big fan of enjoying everything in moderation - so yes I do eat naughty stuff too! My motto is to enjoy life and live it to the full which comes down to travelling all around the world experiencing different adventures - usually involving food!

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