A quick delicious Indian-style curry with spinach, chickpeas, onions, and/or whatever veggies you have. I have added cauliflower, potatoes, and sweet potatoes to this recipe in the past. All were very good. Serve with nan, pita or rice if desired.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large wok or skillet heat oil over medium heat; saute onions until translucent. Stir in creamed corn and curry paste. Cook, stirring regularly, for 5 minutes. As you stir, add salt, pepper and garlic.

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  • Stir in garbanzo beans and gently fold in tofu. Add spinach and cover. When spinach is tender, remove from heat and stir in basil.

Nutrition Facts

346 calories; protein 21.7g; carbohydrates 44.7g; fat 12.3g; sodium 848.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2005
Excellent. Quick, easy and flavorful. (I skipped the tofu.) My boyfriend from India made the following modifications for more authenticity: After heating oil in pan, add 1/2 t. cumin seeds. Heat for 30 seconds, stirring. Then add 6 curry leaves and 2 t. ginger-garlic paste. Stir for 30 seconds. Then add onion, 1 t. garam masala, 1 t. chili powder and 1 T. curry powder. (no curry paste required) I followed the recipe similary except that I added about 1/2 cup water after putting in the chick peas to create a thinner consistancy. We both loved it served with basmati rice. Next time I may add some chopped tomato. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/05/2011
This is the first recipe I have not liked from this site. I'm very surprised because it has alot of my favorite ingredients. Just by the smell of it I could tell I wasn't going to like it. I tried so hard to enjoy it and eat it but I just couldn't! I'm upset I wasted all that food. Read More
(5)
279 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 130
  • 4 star values: 98
  • 3 star values: 31
  • 2 star values: 13
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2005
Excellent. Quick, easy and flavorful. (I skipped the tofu.) My boyfriend from India made the following modifications for more authenticity: After heating oil in pan, add 1/2 t. cumin seeds. Heat for 30 seconds, stirring. Then add 6 curry leaves and 2 t. ginger-garlic paste. Stir for 30 seconds. Then add onion, 1 t. garam masala, 1 t. chili powder and 1 T. curry powder. (no curry paste required) I followed the recipe similary except that I added about 1/2 cup water after putting in the chick peas to create a thinner consistancy. We both loved it served with basmati rice. Next time I may add some chopped tomato. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2009
I noticed there were no reviews from someone saying they are Indian. So here I am. I tried this out because I was curious about the creamed corn base - all of my curries use tomatoes. I used the ingredients requested with 3 exceptions. 1 - garlic salt 2 - a can of diced tomatoes because the corn started sticking 3 - homemade paneer instead of tofu - but only because I had none, I've used tofu in curry before & as other reviewers have said, you need to brown it first with a little bit of oil, then take it out of the pan while you move onto the onions. I always put the cheese/tofu in last so they stay whole. In regards to curry paste. I noticed quite a few who were unable to use it reviewed a few years back. In the past 2 or 3 years, most major grocers carry curry paste - it's different from curry sauce. Also, other reviewers have mentioned this, the brand makes a HUGE difference. I only use Patak's. I'm always trying different brands because I like to think of myself as a lover of shortcuts - curry paste is one of them. I've used Patak's faithfully ever since I left my parents and missed authentic South Indian cooking (spicy flavorful & spicy hot). I used a medium hot paste because I'm not sure how much my 18 month can do - it must have been just right because she inhaled it as did my 5 year old. As far as measurements go - I don't use them. The beauty of curry is it's YOUR special blend. I'm writing home about this one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2006
I have never made an indian dish that tasted so authentic! Just as good as anything I would get at the restaurant. While sauteeing the onions I added 1/2 tsp of garam masala and 1/2 tsp of ground cumin which I think boosted the flavor dramatically. I followed the recipe exactly and added some boiled potato and cauliflower. I served it with basmati rice and it came out wonderful! Very mild also as I have a very hard time eating spicy indian cuisine but definitly not lacking in flavor! I'm very grateful for this wonderful recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2003
This was an excellent dish. I baked my tofu at 425 for 20 mins (cubed) prior to adding it to the pan, I like tofu a little more "cooked" than it usually gets in dishes like these. The tofu would also be excellent fried if fat content is not an issue. I served it with some somosas and another spicier dish (both recipes I found on this site)and my guests couldn't have loved it more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2007
This recipe was just delicious!! My only change was to the curry paste as I didnt have any so I used 2tbspns. of Tomato Paste and 2tbspns. of curry powder... mixed it well and then added per the instructions. I will make this one again and again! Thank so much to the poster!! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2003
This is one of my family's favorites and I have made it dozens of times. I don't like curry powder but curry paste is much different! I always get the mild kind which is excellent. Others who found this bland must not have used the paste. I have made this for lots of folks and they all loved it. I always use sweet potato(partially cooked already so it doesn't take long) carrots lima beans and broccoli and sometimes leave out the tofu and spinach if I don't have them. Also try it with tempeh. It is fast easy and great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2007
I followed the recipe as is except that I added a diced tomato. Make sure you buy extra firm tofu (the kind for stir frying) otherwise it will fall apart when you are cooking the curry. This curry is delicious! Definitely a keeper. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2003
This recipe is easy to make and tastes great! The creamed corn gives it a nice sweetness and consistancy. All of the ingredients are easy to come by with the exception of the curry paste. I advise going to an asian or indian market - they have a much better selection than the average grocery store. I also advise anyone else that reviews this recipe to learn the difference between curry powder and curry pastes;) Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
This is a really great quick healthy and filling recipe. I did not add rice but ate it on its own. I also followed advice from another reviewer and baked the cubed tofu at 425 for 25 - 30 min (putting alittle nonfat cooking sray on dish and tofu). I have now found the best way to make tofu! Yum. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/05/2011
This is the first recipe I have not liked from this site. I'm very surprised because it has alot of my favorite ingredients. Just by the smell of it I could tell I wasn't going to like it. I tried so hard to enjoy it and eat it but I just couldn't! I'm upset I wasted all that food. Read More
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