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Spinach and chick pea curry, originally uploaded by indiaeden.

Feeling like a proper housewife this evening,after I made tonights dinner and a skirt in an hour and a half!
The dinner was Woody's recipe,spinach and chick pea curry,I made the skirt while it was simmering.

A line wrap skirt

Made with some vintage cotton and art deco buttons bought at the antique textile fair in March.


To be fair,I had already drafted the pattern and cut out the fabric yesterday,so it was simply a matter of whizzing it up on the sewing machine. It's a simple A line wrapover with side button fastening.

And for those interested here is the recipe for the curry too.

Spinach and Chick Pea Curry

1 onion
4 cloves of garlic
2 inches of ginger
2 tablespoons of veg oil
1 teaspoon of mustard seeds
1 teaspoon of chilli flakes
1 tablespoon of cumin powder
1/2 tablespoon of ground coriander
1 teaspoon of turmeric
1 bowl of chick peas (soaked overnight and boiled for 40 mins)
2 tins of chopped tomatoes
Approx 1 pint of water
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 bowl of spinach (frozen)
handful of chopped coriander
salt to taste

Heat oil in a large wok,when very hot add mustard seeds.
Add in chopped onion,garlic,and ginger.After a couple of miniutes stir in chilli,cumin,ground coriander and turmeric.
Add chick peas and tomatoes,and as much water as you need,bring to boil and simmer for one hour,stirring occasionally.
Add garam masala and spinach and simmer for another 15 mins.
Stir in salt and fresh coriander and serve with basmati rice.

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  1. I'm reading your post and looking at the picture of the curry and thinking 'must ask for recipe' (love spinach, love chickpeas, in a curry sounds good). Only to find it at the end of the post ;-) Will be trying that soon for sure.
    Skirt looks great - simple but stylish.


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