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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Recipe Redux: Curried Chickpea Soup

I am re-posting this recipe in memory of my lost curry powder.

My pantry is the definition of over-stuffed.  Every time I reach in to grab something I find some sort of spice plummeting toward my head.  The last casualty was my curry powder.  An entire glass bottle fell on my kitchen floor and shattered.

By the way, vacuuming is not the best way to clean up spilled curry powder.  It will only spread it all over the floor and make it even more difficult for you when you get on your hands and knees to wipe it up.  So, uh, don't do that.

This is one of my favorite recipes I've made with curry powder.  I know it's summer and all, but I still like a good soup now and then.  It's air conditioned indoors, after all!  So, make this in memory of my lost curry powder.  

Or because it's tasty.  Whatever.

Curried Chickpea Soup


1 can chickpeas
4 cups chicken stock
1 cup spinach or kale, chopped
1 tsp curry powder


Bring the stock to a boil.  Add the chickpeas and curry powder, and cook for 10-15 minutes.  Add the spinach or kale, and cook until wilted.  Stir in the lemon juice.


  1. Good to know about vacuuming up spices... I'll note that for future use, haha!

  2. Oy. The same situation happens with my cabinets. I one ended up with an entire container of nonpareils all over my kitchen. Those suckers bounce, and I was finding them still a year later.

    This soup looks excellent - I loooove chickpeas, and always like getting new ways to eat them besides as hummus or in a salad!

    1. Ha, that's too funny. My floor is now tinted a lovely yellow shade from the curry. Heres to hoping my landlord doesn't notice, lol.

  3. Yum! Looks so simple and delicious!

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