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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 138.8
  • Total Fat: 8.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.2 mg
  • Sodium: 98.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 3.8 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Chana Saag Chickpea Spinach Curry W/Chicken calories by ingredient
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Chana Saag Chickpea Spinach Curry W/Chicken

Submitted by: EBLOOMING
Chana Saag Chickpea Spinach Curry W/Chicken

Introduction

This is a light version of Punjabi-style saag curry usually served with lamb. This is the vegetarian version of the creamy classic and uses coconut milk for a more healthful twist. Served over chicken baked chicken breasts if desired. This is a light version of Punjabi-style saag curry usually served with lamb. This is the vegetarian version of the creamy classic and uses coconut milk for a more healthful twist. Served over chicken baked chicken breasts if desired.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 Tbsp olive oil
    1 Tbsp ghee or butter
    1 tsp ground cardamom
    1 tsp ground cinnamon
    1 Tbsp curry powder
    1/2 tsp cumin
    1 1/2 cups finely chopped yellow onion
    5 medium garlic , minced
    2 Tbsp grated gingeroot
    1/4 tsp sea salt (optional)
    Dash white pepper
    1 15-oz can chickpeas
    1 14-oz can diced tomatoes
    1/2 cup coconut milk
    1 lb. baby spinach leaves
    1/2 cup fresh cilantro for garnish, optional

    1.Warm oil and ghee in large saucepan over medium- high heat. Add cardamom, cinnamon, curry and cumin. Cook, stirring, 1 minute

    2.Reduce heat to medium, add onion and cook 4 to 5 minutes, until onion are just tender. Add garlic, ginger, salt, and white pepper; cook 1 minute.

    3.Add chickpeas, tomatoes, and coconut milk. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, an dcook, covered, 10 minutes, until chickpeas are soft.

    4.Add spinach, and cook 1 to 2 minutes, until spinach is just wilted. Season to taste with salt & pepper.

    5. Divide among six serving plates, garnish with cilantro (optional) sprigs and serve with basmati rice, if desired.

Directions

Makes 6 servings. Rice and chicken are not included in the ingredient calculation.

Spicey Benefits: Curry spice blend gets its brilliant orange hue from turmeric, an aromatic spice that was highly regarded in ancient India as a panacea against most ills. Modern research shows that this revered spice contains curcumin, a compound that protects against inflammation, cancer, and heart disease.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EBLOOMING.






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