Add oil to the plan along with the cinnamon stick, cardamom, bay leaf, cloves and asafoetida.
Turn on the stove to med heat.
Once the spices start popping, lower heat and add the onions, garlic and ginger.
Once the onions are soft, add the tomato sauce, drained chickpeas and all the spices except for the garam masala.
Stir and raise heat.
Add the spinach, one handful at a time, stirring each time.
Lower heat and cover for about 5 minutes until the the spinach is wilted.
Stir and add the garam masala. Raise heat and stir. When it starts to bubble, lower the heat.
Cover on low for 5 min. Turn off the stove and remove the bay leaf, cloves and cinnamon stick before serving.