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Parveen's recipe for Chick Pea with Spinach

Parveen Ashraf's show starts on ITV on Sunday. Credit: ITV

A chef from Peterborough will share her passion of Indian food on her new show on ITV.

Parveen Ashraf spoke to ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson about the making of 'Parveen's Indian Kitchen' starting at 9.30am on Sunday 20 January.

  • Click below for Claire McGlasson's report

Here's the recipe she cooked with Claire:


Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 50 minutes

Serves 4 - 6 people (when served with rice)

Chick Pea with Spinach Credit: ITV News Anglia


  • 2 medium sized onions - thinly sliced
  • 2 tins of chick peas - washed and drained
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes (400g) - blitzed in blender
  • 4 cloves of garlic - crushed
  • 500g Fresh h spinach
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp of Cumin
  • 2 tsp of salt
  • 6 tbsp vegetable oil
Parveen teaches Claire how to cook Chick Pea with Spinach. Credit: ITV News Anglia


  • 1. Heat the oil in the pan and add onions. Fry the onions until they are a golden brown.
  • 2. On medium heat, add garlic, stir in and cook through for 1 minute.
  • 3. Add tomatoes, chilli powder, salt, cumin and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes, keep stirring, if sauce sticks, add a dash of water. The oil will separate and the sauce should have a thick consistency now.
  • 4. Simmer on lowest heat for 10 minutes, this allows all the flavour to infuse.
  • 5. Add chick peas, stir well, make sure that all the chick peas are covered in the sauce. Turn heat up to high and continue stirring for 5 to 7 minutes, If sauce sticks, add a dash of water and continue to stir.
  • 6. Add 50ml ml of boiling water, stir through, add fresh coriander and spinach. With lid on, simmer for 5 minutes.
Parveen's Indian Kitchen' starts at 9.30am on Sunday 20 January. Credit: ITV News Anglia