28 April 2013

Lamb, Spinach & Chickpea Curry with Couscous

Lamb, Spinach & Chickpea Curry - Healthy Family Recipe

My boys just love spinach, so this mild lamb curry makes the perfect family meal for us. However, it's also nice without spinach.

If you’re expecting guests for dinner, I’d serve it with rice, lentil dhal and chapattis.

Portions: 2 adults + 2 children
Cooking time: 2 hours

What's in it: This lovely family meal will provide you with good amounts of protein, dietary fibre, potassium, heart-healthy copper and vitamin C.

  • 400g diced lamb, small pieces
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 10g ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 tin chickpeas
  • 300g frozen spinach
  • Salt, pepper, nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoons ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoons Garam Masala

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, cook the lamb until browned all over for about 10 mins, then remove from the pan. 
  2. Cook the onion in the same pan until golden brown, about 5 mins. 
  3. Stir through the ginger, garlic, ground coriander and garam masala, then cook for 2 mins more until you smell the spices. 
  4. Return the lamb to the pan, pour over the tomatoes, bring to the boil, then leave to simmer over a gentle heat for 1 hour until the meat is really tender.
  5.  Top up with a little boiling water if the sauce becomes too dry. Season to taste. And add in the chickpeas and spinach, and then simmer for 5 mins more. 
  6. Serve with couscous.

Adult version: Chillies, of course!

Suitable for freezing and re-heating before spinach is added.


About this blog
This blog is about family cooking. It's important to get together for family meals. Here I'm posting healthy family recipes that kids and adults will love and make cooking for the family more fun. All my family recipes are well balanced and healthy family recipes but they can be tweaked for fussy eaters or spiced up for a more sophisticated adult palate. In addition to the healthy family recipes, I'm publishing some of my knitting and crochet patterns for toddler toys and accessories.

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