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Vegetarian Spicy Chickpeas Stew

Last Modified: 01/22/08
First Published: 10/19/07
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Sometimes you have a craving for a soothing, spicy stew with onions, tomatoes andchickpeas_stew chickpeas. Garbanzo beans (chickpeas) have a wonderful meaty flavor that stands up well in almost any kind of stew, as their nice texture and flavor provide an excellent base. This meal is surprisingly filling, while it's completely vegetarian. Still, the calories per serving is very low.

You can’t really get enough of warming one-pot meals. They are always easy to make and it's great to have a couple of nice recipes on hand. In this dish, we decided to use the Indian spice garam masala. Garam masala is a really nice combination of various spices and goes so well with chickpeas or lentils. Some cumin and cayenne was added for a little extra kick, perfect for a cold and rainy day.

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General Info
Servings: 2
Total Cost: $1.91
Cost Per Serving: $0.95
Total Calories: 883
Calories/Serving: 442
Vegetable Oil 2 Tablespoons 28.00 Grams $0.06 240
Onion, Yellow Diced 1/2 Cup 80.00 Grams $0.18 34
Celery, Chopped 1/2 Cup 60.00 Grams $0.07 9
Garlic 2 Teaspoons 5.67 Grams $0.03 8
Potato, Baking 1 Cup 199.33 Grams $0.11 185
Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans), Cooked, Canned 1 Cup 240.00 Grams $0.42 286
Tomatoes, Diced, Generic Can * 14.00 Ounces $0.73 79
Water 1 Cup 227.00 Grams $0.00 0
Bouillon Cubes, Chicken * 12.00 Grams $0.19 30
Bay Leaf 1 Teaspoon 0.60 Gram $0.01 2
Cumin, Ground 1/2 Teaspoon 1.05 Grams $0.07 4
Cayenne Pepper 1/4 Teaspoon 0.44 Gram $0.01 1
Salt, Kosher 1 Teaspoon 4.80 Grams $0.01 0
Black Pepper, Ground 1 Teaspoon 2.13 Grams $0.02 5

2 servings:


vegetable oil
½ onion, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 potatoes, diced finely
1 cup cooked chickpeas
1 can diced tomatoes
1 cup of water
1 bullion cube


1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon garam masala
½ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon cayenne
salt and pepper


Sautee the onion, celery and carrot in some vegetable oil. After a few minutes, add the garlic and the potatoes. Sautee for a few more minutes, then add the spices. Cook for a minutes or two, then add the chickpeas, the diced tomatoes, the water and the bullion cube. Cover and let simmer for about 20 – 30 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with some sour cream.