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Chickpea and spinach curry with crispy tofu slices

Once again I’d shopped without a weekly meal plan so had no idea what to make with spinach abnd also had tofu that was going out of date soon! I fancied making something with aquafaba again so created this yummy curry to use a tin of chickpeas too.
This recipes serves 2 with a big appetite. It could probably stretch to four if you added naan or poppadoms as extra accompaniments.
Vegan curry with tofu slices
For the curry:
Half an onion
400g can chickpeas, drained (save the aquafaba water for baking)
400g chopped tomatoes
half a teaspoon each of ground coriander, cumin, turnmeric
1 teaspoon garlic paste or garlic puree or 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
2 handfuls of spinach
1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander

ingredients for curry

For the tofu slices:
1 pack tofu
50g plain flour (SR is fine if that is all you have, like me!)
half a teaspoon each of coriander, cumin, cayenne and onion salt
ingredients for tofu slices
Chop the onion and fry for 3-4 minutes until it turns translucent
Add the chickpeas, chopped tomatoes, spices and garlic.

chickpeas, onion and tomatoes

Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 10 minutes while you make the tofu slices.
In a shallow bowl or on a plate, mix the flour and spices together.
Drain and press the tofu to remove as much moisture as possible.
Cut the tofu into 1 centimetre thick slices and coat in the flour mix.sliced tofu
Leave on a plate then reapply at least once moreĀ to ensure a good coating

sliced tofu being dipped in flour coating

Add the spinach to the curry. It will lookoverwhelming at first but soon reduces down. Cook for 5 mnutes while the tofu fries and add the coriander 1 minute before serving.

spinach added to curry

Heat up a litte oil in a frying pan and fry the tofu for 3 minutes each side or until golden.

tofu slices frying in pan

Serve the curry with rice and add the tofu slice on top (you’ll get a soggy bottom!) or by the side

dished up plate of chickpea and spinach curry with tofu slices on top


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