Chickpea and Swiss Chard Curry

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2010

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies seeded and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced gingerroot
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon tumeric
  • 1 cup chopped whole canned tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can chickpea drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups chopped Swiss chard leaves

Method

In saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook cumin seeds until beginning to pop, about 1 minute. Add onion and chilies; cook until translucent, about 10 minutes.

Add ginger and garlic; cook for 1 minute. Add ground cumin and coriander; cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add garam masala (if using); cook for 1 minute. Add tomato paste, cayenne pepper and turmeric; cook for 1 minute.

Add tomatoes and salt; cook, stirring, until softened. Stir in 1-1/4 cups (300 mL) water; bring to boil. Add chickpeas; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in Swiss chard; simmer until tender, 3 to 4 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 946 mg
  • Protein 10 g
  • Calories 260.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Potassium 1269 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 39 g

%RDI

  • Iron 46.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 40.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 15.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 52.0
  • Vitamin C 72.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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