Chickpea, spinach and egg curry – Recipe

Chickpea, spinach and egg curry – Recipe 1

This vegetarian low-calorie chickpea curry makes a wonderful, easy after-work meal, and is ready in less than 20 minutes. It’s also vegan if you leave out the egg.

2 large free-range eggs
1 tbsp light olive oil
2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp black mustard seeds
2 tbsp medium curry powder, plus extra for sprinkling
1 tsp garlic granules
1 tsp ground ginger
400g tin chopped tomatoes
400g tin chickpeas drained and rinsed

1 tbsp lemon juice
100ml/3½fl oz boiling water
180g/6oz baby leaf spinach
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander, to garnish

Bring a small saucepan of water to the boil and cook the eggs for 6–8 minutes, or until done to your liking. When cool enough to handle, shell, halve and set aside.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a wide frying pan over a low heat. Add the cumin, black mustard seeds, curry powder, garlic granules and ground ginger and stir-fry for 1 minute.

Add the tomatoes, chickpeas, lemon juice and boiling water and season with salt and pepper. Cook over a high heat for 6–8 minutes, or until reduced and thickened, stirring often. Add the spinach and cook until wilted. Divide the curry between two shallow bowls, top each with two egg halves and sprinkle over some curry powder. Scatter with coriander and serve immediately.


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