Chickpea and Spinach Curry

Chickpea and Spinach Curry

The Chickpea and Spinach Curry is a super-healthy vegan curry. It’s packed full of flavor, colour and essential nutrients as calcium, iron, manganese, vitamin A and C. This simple backpacking meal is delicious by itself, but would also be awesome with some chapati or pita bread

servings: 1 | calories: 698 | cooking time: 15 min | weight: 100 gr / oz
Category: dairy-free, dehydrated, dinners, gluten-free, high-energy, indian, lightweight, one-pot, rice, vegan, vegetarian

nutrition info:

calories: 698, protein: 19.9 g, carbs: 85.7 g, fat: 33.2 g, sugars: 11.4 g, sodium: 61 mg

you'll need:

1/4 cup dehydrated cooked rice
1/4 cup dehydrated canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
2 tablespoons coconut milk powder
1 tablespoon spinach powder or 1 handful dehydrated spinach
1/2 teaspoon mild curry powder
Salt, to taste

at home:

Combine all the ingredients in a zip lock bag.

on the trail:

Put the chickpea and spinach curry mixture into a pot and add 1 cup water.
Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, until rehydrated.


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  1. Kylie Stafford on June 7, 2022 at 4:08 pm

    Hey! Do I have to cook the rice and chick peas first then dry them ? Or can I just put them both as they are, dry out of the bag from the store. (Dried beans + dry rice from th bag)

    • Tanya Krezevska on June 10, 2022 at 7:23 am

      Hi! Both methods are working.

  2. LPP on May 10, 2021 at 2:41 am

    There’s no way this is 698 calories. There has to be an error in the math somewhere. If it’s true, I’d love to buy the same brand of chickpeas and rice as you. My coconut powder has the same calories.

  3. Julia on April 9, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    Really great recipe, but how did you get your nutrition info? I did the calculations for my own use and got 270 calories/serving with this recipe. Is there something I’m missing?
    1/4 cup dry basmati rice: 55 cal
    1/4 cup dried chickpeas: 130 cal
    2 tbsp coconut milk powder: 60 cal
    1 tbsp spinach powder: 25 cal

    • Tanya Krezevska on April 12, 2020 at 10:42 am

      Hi Julia! The nutrition info for the same product (rice or coconut milk powder) can vary from brand to brand.

  4. Victoria Akins on July 20, 2019 at 7:06 am

    Can I make the recipe and then dehydrate it at once like some others I’ve seen here? I have a dehydrator.

  5. [email protected] on July 6, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    To rehydrate, I’ve always just boiled water and then let it soak for about 10-15 min. Never had any problems. Is there a reason, you “cook” it instead of soaking?

    • Tanya Krezevska on July 7, 2018 at 4:23 pm

      It’s totally ok to soak meals instead of cooking. We just want to get our food “now” 🙂

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