Makes 4 servings
1 ½ cups dried chickpeas, soaked overnight
3 cups vegetable broth
1 14-oz can unsweetened coconut milk
2 tbsp mild, Madras curry powder or to taste
2 packages (10 oz each) frozen chopped spinach
2 large (about 1 lb) onions, peeled and cut into eights
15-oz can diced tomatoes-including liquid
crushed red pepper flakes to taste
pinch of cayenne
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- In a 6-quart (6 L) or larger pressure cooker (stove top or electric pressure cooker), stir together broth, coconut milk and curry powder. Set over high heat. Add soaked chickpeas, spinach, and onions. Pour tomatoes on top; do not stir.
- Lock the lid in place and set the valve to “sealing”. Cook at high pressure for 25 minutes. Allow the pressure to come down naturally for 10 minutes. A longer natural release will result in softer chickpeas. When pressure is released, remove the lid, tilting it away from you to allow any steam to escape.
- Stir well. Add a pinch of cayenne to taste, more curry powder if necessary, and salt to taste. The mixture will thicken as it stands, but if you wish to thicken it immediately, mash some of the chickpeas against the side of the cooker with a fork and stir them in. Stir in cilantro. Serve in large, shallow bowls or lipped plates.