Spinach & Chickpeas in a Bengali Mustard Sauce

Spinach & Chickpeas in a Bengali Mustard Sauce

Several months ago I came across a recipe for “Salmon in Bengali Mustard Sauce” in Saveur magazine. I’ve made it over and over with different fish and various vegetables. The preparation is simple and the flavor combination is stellar. My modified spinach version makes a fabulous vegan entree spooned on top of basmati rice – or a fragrant vegetable side dish to fish, meat, or chicken.

Spinach & Chickpeas in a Bengali Mustard Sauce Recipe

Spinach & Chickpeas in a Bengali Mustard Sauce

Bengali Mustard Sauce

  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1/4 t. mustard seeds
  • 1/4 t. cumin seeds
  • 1/4 t. fennel seeds
  • 1/2 t. turmeric
  • 1/2 t. chili powder
  • 1 T. dry mustard
  • salt to taste

Heat oil over medium-high heat. Add mustard seeds, cumin, fennel, and cook for a minute or two. Add turmeric, chile powder, dry mustard and stir to combine.

  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed & drained
  • 5 oz. baby spinach

Add chickpeas and cook until heated through. Add spinach, cook until the spinach has wilted. Season with salt to taste.

Carrots & Chickpeas in Bengali Mustard Sauce
In the carrot version, the carrots are sautéed until tender then tossed with the chickpea mixture as above.

Spinach & Chickpeas in a Bengali Mustard Sauce

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14 thoughts on “Spinach & Chickpeas in a Bengali Mustard Sauce”

  1. This looks so appetizing and is so fast and easy to make, my tomorrow’s menu item just got bumped 🙂 ! And it surely does not matter we are staring summer in the face Down Under ~ I could eat this all the year round!

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