Indian Spinach Curry for Kids

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 20 min 4
Indian Spinach Curry for Kids
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1 medium White onion
1 medium Tomato (red)
5 clove(s) Garlic
1 tbsp minced Ginger root
284 gm Spinach
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp Cilantro (coriander), dried
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Garam masala
1/2 tsp Turmeric, ground
1 dash Cayenne pepper
1 cup Water
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1 can (15oz) Chickpeas, canned, drained
1/2 cup Greek yogurt, plain, 1% M.F.


Chop onion and tomato, mince garlic, peel and grate ginger. If using a bunch of large-leaf spinach, chop about an inch off of the end of spinach stems and submerge in a large bowl of cold water and rinse well. Leave in the water until needed.

Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and saute onion, tomato, garlic, and ginger for 5 minutes, until translucent.

Add spices: coriander, cumin, garam masala, turmeric, and cayenne pepper. Alternatively, 2 1/2 teaspoons of curry powder can be substituted for the coriander and turmeric in a pinch. Mix well to evenly coat onion mixture in spices.

Next, add 1/2 cup of water. Remove spinach from the rinsing bowl and add to the pot. Stir a bit, then cover. Keep covered, stirring every minute or so, until spinach has fully wilted.

Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 5 - 10 minutes before blending. Blend well, adding up to another 1/2 cup of water to aid with the blending process. Pour back into the pot and place back on the heat and add salt.

Rinse and drain chickpeas/garbanzo beans and add to spinach mixture. Bring to a boil and simmer for a few minutes. Add 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt and mix well.

Serve on top of brown rice. Add a splash of cream on top if desired. Feeds 4-6.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 258
Calories from fat 96
Calories from saturated fat 11.6
Total Fat 10.6 g
Saturated Fat 1.3 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.6 g
Cholesterol 1.2 mg
Sodium 1246 mg
Potassium 729 mg
Total Carbohydrate 32 g
Dietary Fiber 9.2 g
Sugars 8.0 g
Protein 13.5 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat Alternative 0.6
Milk Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 3.7

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