Spicy Chickpea Curry

Day-8-Spicy-Chickpea-CurryFor Thursday we have this delicious Spicy Chickpea Curry recipe for you to try. Don’t forget to share photos of your food using #Unstuffed on Facebook and Twitter.

Spicy Chickpea Curry
Serves 4
Preparation time 5 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes

2 tbsp olive oil/extra virgin rapeseed oil
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 yellow pepper chopped
½ tsp turmeric
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tin chickpeas
1 tin chopped tomatoes
Salt and pepper, to taste
Handful of fresh coriander (optional)


1 Heat oil in a pan, sauté the onion, garlic and pepper in oil, add spices and cook for two minutes, stirring constantly (add a little water if sticking).

2 Add the cooked chickpeas, tomatoes and a little water if needed.

3 Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for at least 10 minutes.

4 Season well and serve topped with fresh coriander. Serve with rice or pitta bread, also goes well with jacket potato.

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Your first Unstuffed recipe

With the New Year here, this is the first Unstuffed recipe to help you make a healthy, meat-free start to 2015. Each recipe will be sent the day before to give you something to look forward to and time to grab your ingredients. Enjoy your first recipe – a delicious and warming Chilli senza Carne!

Chilli senza Carne

Serves 4

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 50 minutes


1 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, diced

1 red pepper, diced

1 chilli, deseeded and diced

2 garlic cloves, peeled and diced

300g Meet the Alternative Beef Style Mince (or other vegetarian mince)

500ml tomato passata

400g tin chopped tomatoes

1 tbsp tomato puree

400g tin kidney beans, washed and drained

1 tsp brown sugar (optional)

½ tsp marjoram

1 tsp paprika

1 large lump of dark chocolate (optional)

4 dessert spoons sour cream


1 In a little oil, pan fry the onion for around 20 minutes until golden brown. This will add flavour and colour to the dish.

2 Add the red pepper, chilli and garlic and cook for a further 5 minutes.

3 Add the Beef Style Mince, passata, tomatoes, tomato puree, kidney beans, brown sugar (if using), marjoram and paprika. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes until the liquid is reduced and the sauce has thickened.

4 Add the chocolate (if using) and stir through the chilli until melted. Season to taste.

5 Finish with a spoonful of sour cream.

6 Serve with rice, jacket potato or healthy sweet potato.

Recipe by Catherine Wantling. Copyright MTA Foods Ltd. Meet the Alternative