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Chickpea Curry

(Cooking Time: 45 minutes \ Preparation Time: 15 minutes\ Servings: 3)

Chickpea curry is easy to make and absolutely great for your health. Chickpea is a super-food that is heart-healthy, helping to lower cholesterol and even some types of cancer. It’s full of many important vitamins and minerals plus a fantastic source of fiber. Chickpeas are also low in calories, so they can be used as a weight-loss food.

NUTRITIONAL FACTS

  • Amount per Serving
  • Calories 363g
  • Fats: 23g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 35g
  • Protein: 9g

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp powdered ginger
  • 2 tbsp of curry powder
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper (as desired)
  • 1 half tablespoon of cumin
  • 1 ½ cups of spinach
  • 1 cup of leeks
  • 2 cups of cooked chickpeas

When cooking chickpeas, make sure to rinse them well. If you don’t, they will soak up the oil and become soggy.

DIRECTIONS:

  • Pour a drizzle of olive oil into a saucepan and heat over medium heat.
  • Next, peel and chop all the vegetables except the spinach. Add them to the pan with the cumin powder, ginger, curry, and cayenne pepper
  • Cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until the onion becomes translucent
  • Add the vegetable broth -cubed or homemade- and the cooked chickpeas. Boil for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Finally, lower the heat, add the spinach and stir well.
  • Salt and pepper to your liking. It’s ready
  • Serve and enjoy your chickpea curry!

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