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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helenk6's picture

What a lovely lunch - thoroughly enjoyed by one adult, a 4 year old and a 2 year old - did only use half the amount of garam masala as I thought it might be a bit too hot for them and it turned out great, seconds requested and clean plates all round. Just enough left for husband to take to work tomorrow.

jamck56's picture

Lovely flavour. Really comforting. I added a cubed potato as well just to give it a little more substance. Worked well for a 5:2 diet 200 calorie lunch. Really filling.

emilymcgovern's picture

I liked this but as others have commented, it does need some adjustments. But part of the beauty with soups is you can pretty much do as you wish to use up leftover veg etc. I used asparagus rather than green beans and butternut squash instead of chickpeas. I also added more spices but it was tasty. You could argue mine was a completely different recipe but this gave me great inspiration and was delicious.

julesthenorweegie's picture

This was really tasty! I made it the other day when trying to use up some of the things in my kitchen cupboards, and the result was really good :)
I posted it up on my blog, here:
http://julesthenorweegie.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/indian-chickpea-vegetabl...
I didn't use beans though, as I find that green beans takes something away from the rest of the flavours. Will definitely make this again :)

jesscalou's picture

Love this soup - so good on a cold evening! I've made it loads of times and tend to just throw in whatever veg I have in my fridge (brussel sprouts are really good in this soup!). Make sure you season it well, otherwise it could be a little bland - I also sometimes stir some mango chutney into it for extra flavour....

Star fire's picture
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Easy to make but was a bit bland , will make again but will spice it up. Kept well in fridge for two days .

donnamh's picture

So tasty!
Will definitely make it again.

stonefruit's picture
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Followed the recipe exactly, and it was truly heart-warming.

kathy535's picture
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This was very nice. As previous posters have said this was bland I added a tsp each of ground coriander, cumin and hot chilli powder. I also added half a courgette because it was lying around! Lovely soup, filling and tasty.

philannette's picture
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I didn't have garam masala so used a good spoon of mild curry powder. Also used the tomato puree and added diced potato and peas and seasoned with salt and pepper. Loved it. Will definitely make again.

kyliellewellyn's picture
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As others have said, this recipe is quite bland. I doubled the garam masala and used peas instead of green beans. I also found it quite watery hen using this amount of stock - It's OK but nothing to shout about unfortunately

lizscott76's picture
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Lovely! I double the amount of garam masala, added some hot chilli powder and finished with a squeeze of lime and chopped coriander.

juliemariet's picture

We really didn't like this soup. We made the rosemary version, and it turned out really bland and watery - dreadful.

cottlefish's picture

Pretty bland - even with a chili pepper added!

linamb's picture
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I read the reveiws so I added an extra tbsp of garam masala, cumin and a tin of tomatoes. it was lovely, my husband loved it!

trishkins69's picture
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I made it exactly as the recipe says to try it out. It was quite tasty and lightly spiced. I did use some very fresh garam masala though. I will make it again but may add some potato or lentils as I prefer soups thicker.

jellyfish79's picture
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I'll never try this again, even though the ideas of adding tomato paste, tumeric, corriander, etc sound like its saving grace.. bland is an understatement...

palmeras's picture
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really nice idea, I had to add more spice though as following the recipe exactly was far too bland for my liking but i do love hot food! Added more garam masala, hot chilli powder, cumin, coriander and some tumeric. and also randomly a tbsp of ketchup aswell as a tsp of tomato puree as i find it gives a nicer after taste as just tomato puree can be a bit bitter. lovely soup though had popadoms with it :)

oldermann's picture
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I added a freshly squeezed lemon juice and then it was very perfect.

farra75's picture

Was Bit bland but added more garam masala, cumin and chopped coriander to garnish. Also added a couple of baby potatoes. Yummy to soak it up with sourdough bread...

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