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Spicy Indian Chickpea Stew

Healthy Facts:

  • Chickpeas are packed with fiber, which keeps you full and improves cholesterol levels
  • Onions are high in the cancer-fighting flavonoid quercetin, which protects the body from oxidative stress and free radicals
  • Sulfides in garlic improve iron absorption
  • Healthy fats in olive oil boost weight loss and fight cholesterol
  • Antibacterial compounds in cilantro fight salmonella

15  Min Cook Time |5 Min Prep Time | Serves  4|210Calories per Serving


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander (cilantro)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon tumeric
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

What You Need

  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Large skillet
  • Large spoon
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

How To Make It

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft.
  3. Add the coriander, cumin, tumeric and cayenne pepper and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Stir in the chickpeas, salt and pepper and cook until the chickpeas are heated through.
  5. Remove from the heat.
  6. Stir in cilantro and lemon juice. Serve.


Frances Masters

Frances Masters is a BACP accredited psychotherapist with over 30,000 client hours of experience. Follow her @fusioncoachuk, or visit The Integrated Coaching Academy for details about up coming training.