This recipe is calculated using WeightWatchers ProPoints.
We get an organic vegetable box every week. Over the winter the selection is fairly unvaried, meaning that we get a lot of chard. It goes very well in an omelette with cheese, but let’s face it, you can’t eat an omelette every day, and we WeightWatchers miss our curries. So here is a really simple vegetarian Balti, complete with protein, serving 3 people adequately, or 2 hearty appetites for 11 points:
You will need:
Low cal cooking spray
1 onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
One head of chard (or other green leafy vegetable), chopped
1 400g can of cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 400g can of chopped tomatoes
40g balti paste
400ml vegetable stock
1 pack of Tilda steamed basmati brown rice for microwaves
Handful of chopped fresh coriander
Fry the onion in the spray on a medium heat until softened. Add the garlic and chard and fry for another 3-5 minutes until softened. Add the chickpeas and tomatoes along with the balti paste and vegetable stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for up to 1 hour, or until the liquid has reduced to a sauce and the chickpeas are a little bit mushy.
Heat the rice according to the packet instructions, and serve with the balti sauce, sprinkled with chopped coriander.
Eat, and feel satisfied and virtuous!