Introducing our delicious recipe for chickpea and spinach chapatis! This simple and nutritious Indian-style dish is perfect for a delicious vegetarian dinner. Packed with flavor and deliciousness, these chapatis are made with a delicious combination of protein-rich chickpeas and healthy spinach. Not only are they incredibly tasty, but they are also low in fat, making them a great choice for any meal. Our chickpea and spinach chapatis are quick to prepare and full of authentic Indian flavors. They satisfy your cravings while keeping you on track with a healthy eating plan. Try them today!
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 onions, sliced
- Thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger root, grated
- 1 tbsp garam masala
- 400 g canned cherry tomatoes
- 410 g canned chickpeas, drained
- 500g bag of spinach leaves
- 8 chapatis
Mix 200 ml of low-fat natural yogurt with 1 tsp
turmeric and 2 tbsp chopped mint leaves or
1 tsp dried mint.
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan, then lightly fry the onions and ginger for 5 minutes until softened.
- Stir in spices, cook for 1 minute, then add tomatoes and chickpeas.
- Fill the tomato can a third full with water, add this too and then bubble for 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened slightly.
- Stir in three quarters of the spinach leaves one handful at a time and then heat for a few minutes.
- Heat the chapatis in the microwave according to the package instructions.
- Serve the curry spooned into the warm chapatis, with the remaining spinach and a dollop of yellow yoghurt if desired (recipe below).
Equipment and tools
- frying pan
- tin opener
This recipe contains the following allergens:
Storage and leftovers
You can store leftover chickpea and spinach chapatis in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply warm them in the microwave or in a heated skillet.
Health Benefits of Chickpea and Spinach Chapatis
Chickpea and spinach chapatis are not only delicious but also offer a number of health benefits. Let’s take a closer look at some of the health benefits offered by the ingredients used in this recipe:
1. Olive oil
Using olive oil in this recipe provides heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. These fats, when consumed in moderation, can help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Sliced onions not only add flavor to the chapatis but also provide several health benefits. They contain antioxidants like quercetin, which have anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases.
Grated ginger is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It can help relieve muscle pain and soreness, improve digestion, and strengthen the immune system.
4. Garam Masala
Garam masala is a spice blend that typically contains coriander, cumin, cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon and cloves. These spices are rich in antioxidants, may aid digestion, and have potential anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects.
5. Cherry tomatoes
The use of cherry tomatoes adds a touch of flavor and color to the chapatis. These tomatoes are rich in vitamins A and C, antioxidants and lycopene, which may help reduce the risk of certain cancers and protect against heart disease.
Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a great source of plant-based protein, fiber and essential nutrients. Because of their high fiber and antioxidant content, they can help with weight control, improve digestion and promote heart health.
Spinach is a nutrient-rich leafy green that adds both flavor and nutrients to chapatis. It is rich in vitamins A, C and K, iron, folic acid and several antioxidants. Spinach can support eye health, reduce oxidative stress and contribute to overall well-being.
The chapatis themselves, made from whole wheat flour, provide complex carbohydrates, fiber and essential nutrients. Whole wheat flour is less processed than refined flour, making chapatis a healthier choice for maintaining blood sugar levels and promoting healthy digestion.
9. Yellow yogurt
The yellow yogurt served with chickpea and spinach chapatis is made by blending low-fat plain yogurt with turmeric and mint leaves. Turmeric contains curcumin, a compound with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Mint leaves provide a refreshing taste and can aid digestion.