Chickpea, spinach & egg curry

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  • 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

To prepare:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

This meal was surprisingly quick to make, in fact quicker than I expected. Although I had my doubts initially about the cumin seeds (tasting it whilst it cooked did that) once it had thickened and I had added the spinach they were not as noticeable. I did add some left over courgette and wondered about adding mushrooms and garlic, both of which I loved but in the end didn’t. I thought it would make more than it did as well, but a nice portion for 2 considering it included no carbs at all.


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