Randy Mayor; Cindy Manning Barr
2 servings (serving size: about 1 cup chickpea mixture and 1/2 cup rice)

"This vegetarian dish is easy and requires very little oil. Add ground red pepper if you'd like it spicier. I like to serve this dish with Indian flatbread and yogurt." --CL Reader

How to Make It

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, ginger, and garlic; sauté 4 minutes or until mixture begins to brown. Add water and tomato paste; cook 2 minutes or until liquid evaporates, stirring constantly. Stir in spinach, chili powder, salt, and chickpeas; cover. Reduce heat; cook 5 minutes or until spinach wilts and mixture is heated. Stir in juice. Serve over rice. Garnish with lemon wedges and rind, if desired.

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Ratings & Reviews

shannadidi's Review

January 11, 2011
Worst Recipe Ever. I thought the ingredients sounded odd together but gave it a try because of the reviews. I'm upset I wasted a can of chickpeas on this.

NMarie's Review

January 11, 2010
I was not a fan of this. Normally I love anything with chickpeas, but I felt it was definitely lacking flavor. Very bland.

dmns1028's Review

July 22, 2009
I liked this recipe, but my husband was not too thrilled with it. Next time, I'll leave out the tomato paste to see if he likes it (that seemed to be his issue with it). I'll probably double the spinach as others have suggested.

monackey's Review

February 14, 2009
Yum. This recipe is very good. We added hot sauce at the end for spice and served with plain yogurt on the side.

cookinfabulous's Review

December 30, 2008
Quick, easy, and delicious. Once I had all the ingredients prepped, it came together in about 15 minutes. I took some other reviewers' comments and added more ginger, spices, and tomato paste. Next time I will cook the chickpeas longer and then maybe even triple the spinach. A dollop of yogurt (I used Fage plain) is a must. I will definitely make this again and again. Finally, a vegetarian meal that isn't pasta and isn't only so-so. If I had vegetarian friends, I'd serve this to them in a heartbeat. Husband liked it, but didn't rave like I did.