My favourite childhood dish I think, it freezes well and yes you really do need all those onions, its not wrong!

Start the night before:
500g Dried chickpeas (soaked overnight and then cooked 1.5hrs) – or cheat if you will, and used canned especially if you are cooking this spur of the moment, as you can’t get away with out the over night soak. I would always do double and make some Hummus at the same time!

Fry together in a large saucepan;

1.25kgs Onions finely sliced
clove of garlic crushed
1tbsp paprika
2tsps ground corriander
2tsps Turmeric
1 bay leaf

Then add:
200g Diced carrots
200g Diced potatoes

Just cover with water and simmer 10 mins, then add the chickpeas and simmer 10 mins more.

250g Fresh spinach200ml Soya cream and juice of 1 lemon
Generous amounts of Salt and Pepper to taste

Serve with rice, or chunks of fresh bread, jackets or just enjoy alone – proper comfort food!