Fragrant Chickpea Stew

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 226.6
  • Total Fat: 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 384.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 40.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.7 g
  • Protein: 7.3 g

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Easy, hearty, delicious, vegan. From Eating Well magazine. Easy, hearty, delicious, vegan. From Eating Well magazine.
Number of Servings: 4


    1 tablespoon canola oil
    1 teaspoon cumin seeds
    1 medium red onion, chopped (1 cup)
    5 medium cloves garlic, minced
    1 tablespoon coriander seeds, ground (see Ingredient Note)
    1 cup water
    1 red potato, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch cubes
    1 19-ounce or 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
    2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro, divided
    1 medium tomato, cut into 1-inch cubes

    Ingredient Note: Coriander seeds are tiny and yellowish brown; they are produced when cilantro is allowed to seed. They smell slightly citric. Their flavor does not resemble, in any way, that of cilantro.


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; cook cumin seeds for 10 seconds. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring, until dark brown, 5 to 8 minutes. Add coriander; cook, stirring, for 20 seconds. Stir in water, potato, chickpeas, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon cilantro. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until the potato is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

Add tomato, increase heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, for 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon cilantro and serve.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ERIKA00177.

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