Indian chickpea & vegetable soup

Indian chickpea & vegetable soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 4 lunches

Healthy, flavour-packed and low-cost, this soup's ideal for taking to work for lunch

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
168
protein
7g
carbs
23g
fat
6g
saturates
0g
fibre
6g
sugar
10g
salt
0.66g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp finely grated fresh root ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 850ml vegetable stock
  • 2 large carrots, quartered lengthways and chopped
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained
  • 100g green beans, chopped

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Method

Heat the oil in a medium saucepan, then add the onion, ginger and garlic. Fry for 2 mins, then add the garam masala, give it 1 min more, then add the stock and carrots. Simmer for 10 mins, then add the chickpeas. Use a stick blender to whizz the soup a little. Stir in the beans and simmer for 3 mins. Pack into a flask or, if you’ve got a microwave at work, chill and heat up for lunch. Great with naan bread.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2009

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sundeepbhagat's picture

I boiled red masoor lentils in the stock and then pureed it,I also used a few cumin seeds in the hot oil before adding the onions,ginger and garlic(love it so used a little extra),The result was a wholesome soup which everyone loved.

edwardwp's picture
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Excellent! I whizzed up the chick peas to try and disguise them as my family say they don't like them?? Other than that I left it as it was because I believe you cant critic a recipe if you change it.

katieb_80's picture
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wholesome soup but agree with most it was pretty bland...added some smashed cardamon, more garam masala and cumin powder.

chloe13923's picture

this recipe looks lovely!!

danielleriches's picture
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Made this yesterday & only tasted a bit so far as my Husband came home & had a big bowl & has already said he wants the rest today! From what i tasted it was loveley. My Husband loves it. I added a little bit more Garam masala & also a chopped red chilli to give it bit more of a kick as we love spicy food in our house. I also added plenty of seasoning too as was a bit wary of it being bland from the previous comments, but i didn't think it was at all. Will be making again but more of it next time so i can get to have some!

dancingbunny's picture
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We didn't like this at all, it was bland and we didn't like the texture of the slightly purreed chickpeas either. We only finished it because it was too late in the evening to start making something else, would definitely not make again.

mandinga's picture
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I doubled the garam masala and ginger and trebled the garlic and this was still an underwhelming soup. Won't be making it again.

nigushka's picture

Is it possible to deep freeze it for later?

sslade's picture
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This was so scrummy. Didn't have any green beans so added a handful of mixed frozen veg (pea, carrots, sweetcorn and green beans) to it. I blitzed it up with my hand blender and then served with a dollop of mango chutney on the top and a naan bread each for everyone, Dad & Hubby loved it and then i took it to work for dinner and the whole office were wanting to taste it!

lootin's picture

"made this soup and must say was very nice , warmed up the cockles on a cold night , i added a extra half tbls of garam masala , to spice things up a little ..but overall very nice soup"

hubbahubster's picture
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Really bland and watery. I used soya beans instead of green beans, but that shouldn't have made any difference. I added a generous dollop of tomato puree and a good teaspoon of lime pickle to try and pep it up – worked OK but next time I might add yogurt for richness.

vonnie01's picture
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I made this when my husband was having chemo and off his food -warming and nourishing meal which we both loved. I didn't have garam masala in stock so used Sambal Olek - mmm mmm!

melanieday's picture

Just made this soup and read the reviews half way through and was worried the soup would be bland. I used plenty of garam masala and fresh ginger and the soup was very flavoursom.

I didnt have green beans so used a chopped green pepper at the end to add a bit of colour.

liezeldutoit's picture
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Bland and uninspiring

oliviahonaker's picture
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lovely texture and very warming and wholesome

lomasj's picture
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very easy to make, but thought it was very bland.... won't make again so many other great soup recipes out there

emsmith's picture
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Agree with those who've said it's a little bland and needed a bit more kick. I added some extra cumin, coriander and a bit of fenugreek and that helped. I also added a sweet potato along with the carrot to bulk it out a bit.

mandyjones59's picture
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Thought this was rather tasteless, after I added more Garam masala and a tin of tomatoes it was good, but as it stands I would not make it again.

miketheplum's picture
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This is a superb recipe. I made this for lunch yesterday. I didn't bother putting in carrots, i substituted them for some small salad potatoes. I also added some tomatoe puree. Also i recommend putting more garam masla or even a splash of Tabasco.

bethocallaghan's picture
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Not bad though slightlly bland. Would rather make the morrocan chickpea recipe.

The idea of a little tomato paste sounds good though.

Might try it with the rosemary 'italian mode' and suggested. Though that means leaving out my favourite bit - the ginger

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