A damn good meal, if you ask me. Damn good.

This easy to make meal is really worth trying. The recipe is from the Rebar Cookbook. I think I’m going to have to get an extra copy of this book for a giveaway soon!

Curried Chickpea with Tomatoes, Ginger and Cilantro

Curried Chickpea with Tomatoes, Ginger and Cilantro

  • 2 tbsp Veggie Oil
  • 1 Onion, finely diced
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 8 cloves Garlic
  • 3 tbsp Ginger, minced
  • 2 Jalapeno Peppers, seeded
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • 6 ripe Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Coriander
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/4 tsp Cracked Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Tumeric
  • 3 cups Cooked Chickpeas (or canned if you must)
  • 8 cups Veggie Stock or Water
  • 1/4 cup Mango Chutney
  • 1/2 can Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 bunch Cilantro
  1. Heat oil in soup pot and saute onion, 1 tsp salt and bay leaves until onions are soft and golden.
  2. In food processor, blend into a rough puree, garlic, ginger, jalapeno, red pepper and tomatoes.
  3. Add dry spices to the onions and continue cooking while stirring 5 minutes.
  4. Add tomato puree and another tsp of salt. Simmer until small blobs of oil pool on the surface.
  5. Add chickpeas and stock and bring to a simmer. Cook several minutes and then add the chutney and coconut milk. Using a potato masher, gently mash the chickpeas to break them up slightly to thicken the soup. You can use an immersion blender instead to pulse a few times. Simmer and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Add cilantro before serving. Serve with naan bread.
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4 Responses to Curried Chickpea with Tomatoes, Ginger and Cilantro

  1. Lucy Dolan says:

    This would be lovely as a thick stew too, with naan bread….!!! I bet it;s the CORIANDER that makes it!

  2. Kyrie says:

    That sounds delicious. I’ve had that cookbook for years, yet I’ve never noticed that recipe! Strange, huh? I think I’ll make it for next week’s meal plan.

  3. lisa says:

    Oh, I must check out that cookbook. The soup looks great…..we are huge chickpea fans down here. I will try this for sure. Thanks for sharing.
    Lisa :)

  4. Ella says:

    me too i’ve had that cookbook since it first came out and i’ve never noticed the recipe either. goes to show how inspired one needs to be by gorgeous color photos in a cookbook. i’ll be looking this up soon.

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