Indian Chickpea-and-Vegetable Stew

Indian Chickpea-and-Vegetable StewRecipe
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Elizabeth Banks


Serves: 6

Cost per Serving:


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Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes
Cook: 45 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 211
Fat 8 g
Satfat 4 g
Protein 7 g
Carbohydrate 32 g
Fiber 6 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 553 mg


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1 red onion, cut in half and thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon turmeric
Salt and pepper
2 14-oz. cans low-sodium vegetable broth
2 medium red potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch dice (about 2 cups)
2 medium carrots, sliced (about 3/4 cup)
1/2 small head cauliflower, cut into small florets (about 4 cups)
1 15-oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup light unsweetened coconut milk
Cooked rice and chopped fresh cilantro, optional


1. Warm oil in a large pot over medium-low heat. Add cumin seeds; stir until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add onion and garlic; sauté until onion is soft and beginning to brown, about 10 minutes. Add ginger, coriander, turmeric and 1 tsp. salt; sauté 2 minutes longer.

2. Stir in broth and potatoes, raise heat to high and bring just to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in carrots, cauliflower and chickpeas. Cover and simmer until vegetables are cooked through, about 12 minutes. Stir in coconut milk and cook 5 minutes longer.

3. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Serve stew over rice, garnished with chopped cilantro, if desired.


Make it ahead

TO FREEZE: Let cool; transfer to a freezer-safe container (leave 1/2-inch space at the top); freeze.

TO SERVE: Thaw in refrigerator overnight. Reheat in a covered pot over medium-low heat, stirring, until warm, about 40 minutes.

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