peach and chickpea curry

Peach and Chickpea Curry Recipe

This delicious Peach and Chickpea Curry recipe is from ‘A Girl Called Jack’ by Jack Monroe. I love that it mainly uses store cupboard ingredients, making it perfect for days when you think you have nothing to make a meal from. Although it doesn’t compromise on nutrition or taste, it’s really low cost, which is important to many of us these days. It’s also vegan.

Nutritional benefits

Chickpeas are a source of both protein and carbohydrate, plus they offer the benefits of calcium and magnesium. I have added some spinach to the recipe for extra nutritional punch in the form of iron, potassium and beta-carotene, amongst other nutrients. Serving this curry with brown rice will add additional fibre and some important B vitamins and magnesium too.

Serves 2 for dinner, with leftovers for lunch.

Ingredients

250g canned chickpeas
1 onion
1 fat clove of garlic
1 chilli
bag of baby spinach
1 rounded tsp cumin (ground or seeds)
1 x 400g tin of peaches
1 x 400g carton or tin of chopped tomatoes
a handful of fresh coriander, finely chopped
1 vegetable stock cube

Method

Finely chop the onion, garlic, and chilli. Pour a little oil into a medium, heavy bottomed pan, and add the onion, garlic and chilli, then the cumin, and cook gently on a low heat for a few minutes to soften the onion.

Drain the peaches, reserving the juice, and chop into small pieces. Add to the onion mixture in the pan, along with the reserved juice. Then add the chickpeas.

Next pour the chopped tomatoes in and crumble over the stock cube, then stir everything together. Reduce the heat to a low setting, and cook gently for 30 minutes. You may need to add a cup of water to the sauce if it starts to get a bit thick. Next, add the spinach and allow to wilt. Finally, stir well, and serve with the chopped coriander and some brown rice.

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