Chickpea and Kale Curry
This makes a lot of curry, but it gets better as it sits in the fridge and freezes well, too. We love it with brown rice, but it’s also great on its own or with quinoa. Feel free to add more stock and coconut milk if you like a slightly soupier consistency.
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium yellow onion
4 large cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons minced ginger
1 teaspoon garam masala
2 teaspoons curry powder
½ teaspoon ground coriander
1 small pinch cayenne pepper
1 (14.5-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup light coconut milk
2 packed cups finely chopped kale leaves (about ½ bunch)
salt and pepper to taste
lemon juice to taste
1. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and a pinch of salt, and cook for 7 minutes, or until it begins to soften. Add garlic, ginger, and spices, and cook for another 2 minutes.
2. Add chickpeas, stock, and coconut milk; bring the mixture to a boil.
3. Reduce to a simmer and cook gently for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
4. Add the kale and another pinch of salt, and simmer gently for 10 more minutes.
5. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice just before serving.