chickpea spinach curry

This is my second recipe for chickpea spinach curry in the blog however this one is much faster since it pretty much just takes 5 minutes to prep and just 20 minutes to cook.

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If you are like me and love curries you are going to love this chickpea spinach curry not only for its flavor but because it is super easy to make.

I was able to make this recipe in my pressure cooker. You can use your own pressure cooker or get this one that is is just the bomb. I have never had a pressure cooker before because I was really afraid of them but this one not only is super easy to use but you can cook a multitude of things since it is also a rice cooker, slow cooker and much more.

Come May, when I start my physician assistant program, I am taking it with me so that I can make easy, healthy recipes.

If you don’t have a pressure cooker you can also do this recipe in the stove top, however, it will take you longer. I used pre-soak chickpeas and in the pressure cooker it takes only about 20-25 minutes. In the stove top I anticipate that it will take at least double if not triple the time.

I have also made a video to show you how super easy this recipe so make sure you take a look.

I have made this a multitude of times and I have been able to freeze it no problem. The only thing I have to do is re-heat it and make some rice for it. So easy and quick. Great for a meatless dinner.

By the way, I am currently in Thailand for cooking school. I am learning the best recipes. Thai flavor is just simply out of this world. I will be posting a couple of recipes upon my return so if you like Thai food you are in for a treat. I will also show you the places I visited so that if you ever have a chance to come you can experience these amazing places as well so stay tuned!

Anyhow, I leave you with this chickpea spinach curry that is nothing but easy, delicious and healthy.


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Chickpea spinach curry

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 8 servings

Total Time: 25-30 minutes


  • 14 oz coconut cream
  • 1 lb pre-soaked chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp red curry paste
  • 1 lb frozen chopped spinach
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 4 cups water
  • Celtic salt
  • Ground pepper to taste


Add all the ingredients to your insta-pot or pressure cooker and set for 20-25 minutes. Serve with brown rice.

You may freeze leftovers.

Note: If you would like to make this recipe on the stove top the chickpeas will take double the time if not triple. I also set my instapot to 30 minutes because I used 1 1/2 lbs of chickpeas.

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  1. What a healthy and delicious vegetarian curry!

  2. This sounds amazing! I don’t have an instapot or pressure cooker, but I do have a can of pre-cooked chickpeas so I’m def gonna try this. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This looks fabulous, Miryam! I actually have a pressure cooker but never use it. I’m so lazy, I usually resort to canned chickpeas. But this was a great reminder for me to bust it out! 

    Also, I am so excited to hear more and see those recipes from Thailand! There is a chance I will be going there later in the year. It would be a dream come true. What cooking school are you attending?

  4. You know, my Mom had an old pressure cooker when I was a kid and it scared the crap out of me… I half expected it to explode on the counter lol.  But I’m really loving the newer pressure cookers and may just have to get myself one :)  This chickpea curry looks incredible!

  5. This looks so good! I wish I had some right now. I have always been hesitant over pressure cookers, but darn does it look easy!

  6. I NEED to get a pressure cooker, and I feel like I’ve been shopping around for what seems like decades. I think I may just have to bite the bullet so I can make this delicious-looking curry!

  7. My mother always used a pressure cooker, but it scares me! I have to rethink this bc this is a perfect way to make a healthy delicious recipe. I hate resorting to canned chick peas. 

  8. We are a house full of curry lovers, these looks wonderful.  My husband would go crazy for this!

  9. Great flavors and a healthy dinner option. 

  10. What a great idea! I’ll have to try this out! 

  11. I just made a saag curry for the first time a few weeks ago and was so excited to discover how easy it was.  Now I need to try this recipe with my new Instant Pot!

  12. If you use chickpeas from a can, I doubt it would take long to make it on top of a stove. Looks delicious!

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