Chana Masala with Spinach


Chana Masala with Spinach


400g can chickpeas, drained
1 tsp cumin seed
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1cm piece ginger, peeled and finely chopped or grated
1 tsp garam masala
½ red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp paprika
400g can whole plum tomato
juice ½ lemon
220g bag baby spinach
1 tbsp rapeseed oil
75g quick-cook brown basmati rice


Heat a large non-stick pan and dry-fry the cumin seeds for 1 min, stirring often, while they pop. Remove and set aside. Cook the rice following pack instructions.

Heat the oil using the same large pan, add the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli, and sauté over a medium heat for about 3 mins. Reduce the heat, add all the spices, stir well and cook for a further 2 mins. 

Add the tomatoes, stirring, and use the side of a spoon to break them up into smaller bite-sized chunks. 

Add the chickpeas and 200ml water. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 10 mins.

Stir in the lemon juice and spinach. Let the spinach wilt, then remove the pan from the heat.

Divide the rice between 2 bowls, and serve the curry. (The flavours intensify as it cools, so for a fuller flavour, make earlier in the day and reheat slowly prior to serving.)

Products Used

MasterClass Ceramic Non-Stick Eco 30cm Fry Pan
MasterClass Copper Finish Measuring Spoon Set
KitchenCraft Beech Wood Plain Spatula
KitchenCraft World of Flavours Indian Stainless Steel Large Balti Dish