Chickpea and spinach chapatis

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


Yellow yogurt
Mix 200 ml of low-fat natural yogurt with 1 tsp
turmeric and 2 tbsp chopped mint leaves or
1 tsp dried mint.

Preparation steps

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, then lightly fry the onions and ginger for 5 minutes until softened.
  2. Stir in spices, cook for 1 minute, then add tomatoes and chickpeas.
  3. Fill the tomato can a third full with water, add this too and then bubble for 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened slightly.
  4. Stir in three quarters of the spinach leaves one handful at a time and then heat for a few minutes.
  5. Heat the chapatis in the microwave according to the package instructions.
  6. Serve the curry spooned into the warm chapatis, with the remaining spinach and a dollop of yellow yoghurt if desired (recipe below).

Nutritional Information

424 12g 2g 64g 14g 0g 19g 1.81g

Equipment and tools

  • dulcimer
  • Knife
  • frying pan
  • grater
  • tin opener

Allergen information

This recipe contains the following allergens:

  • None

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.

2 onions

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.

3. Ginger

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.

6. Chickpeas

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.

7. Spinach

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.

8. Chapatis

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.

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