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Chickpea Stew

A delicious and hearty vegetarian stew, that's easy to prepare.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 finely sliced red onion

  • 3 finely sliced garlic cloves

  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger

  • 2 seeded and finely chopped green chilli's to taste

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 800 g tinned chickpeas drained

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 0.5 teaspoon turmeric optional

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 250 g cherry tomatoes

  • 100 g baby english spinach leaves


  • 1.

    Heat a large deep frying pan over a medium to high heat.

  • 2.

    Add the oil, onion, garlic, ginger, chilli and salt.

  • 3.

    Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes, or until the onions are soft.

  • 4.

    Add the chickpeas, 80 ml (1/4 cup) water, cumin, turmeric and pepper and cook for 5 minutes, or until the water evaporates.

  • 5.

    Add the tomatoes and cook for another 2 minutes to soften.

  • 6.

    Remove from the heat, stir through lemon juice and taste for seasoning.

  • 7.

    Stir through spinach and set aside.

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Posted by SweetuReport
Vegan and yummy. Comfort food a it's best!
Posted by Report
Yum yum yum! I make this all the time! Nice with natural yoghurt too.