Kale and Chickpea Curry

A warming, flavoursome, easily prepared healthy meal. This is best served warm, when all the flavours seem to sing out.

Difficulty:πŸ‘πŸ‘

Cost: ££

Serves 4 people


1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 heaped tsp medium curry powder 25g grated fresh ginger (1 thumb- length – approx.)
2 green chillies, or 1 red, finely chopped
Two 400g tins of chickpeas – drained
1 tin coconut milk
250g button mushrooms, halved
Juice of 1 lime
2 lemon grass sticks
1 bunch fresh kale or cavolo nero leaves – stems removed, and leaves cut into strips
3 Tbsp soy sauce
Large bunch of coriander

  1. Fry the onion and garlic gently in the oil until soft.
  2. Add the curry powder, fresh ginger, chillies and stir well so the onion is coated with the spices.
  3. Add the chickpeas, coconut milk, mushrooms, lime juice and lemon grass sticks, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Add the prepared leaves to the chickpea mixture and stir in well.
  5. Add the soy sauces, then scatter with coarsely chopped coriander.
  6. Serve hot with basmati rice and cucumber raita.

Method

  1. Fry the onion and garlic gently in the oil until soft.
  2. Add the curry powder, fresh ginger, chillies and stir well so the onion is coated with the spices.
  3. Add the chickpeas, coconut milk, mushrooms, lime juice and lemon grass sticks, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Add the prepared leaves to the chickpea mixture and stir in well.
  5. Add the soy sauces, then scatter with coarsely chopped coriander.
  6. Serve hot with basmati rice and cucumber raita.

Ingredients

1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 heaped tsp medium curry powder 25g grated fresh ginger (1 thumb- length – approx.)
2 green chillies, or 1 red, finely chopped
Two 400g tins of chickpeas – drained
1 tin coconut milk
250g button mushrooms, halved
Juice of 1 lime
2 lemon grass sticks
1 bunch fresh kale or cavolo nero leaves – stems removed, and leaves cut into strips
3 Tbsp soy sauce
Large bunch of coriander

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