Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Mix Vegetables and Chickpeas Stew

Healthy and flavorful stew prepared with lots of vegetables and chickpeas…


1/4 cup chickpeas (kabuli chana)
1 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into half inch cubes 
1 carrot, peeled and cut into half inch pieces     
1/2 green capsicum, cut into half inch pieces
1 tsp parsley, chopped      
5-8 spinach leaves (palak), chopped    
1.5 cups vegetable stock          
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
4-5 black peppercorns
2 cloves
1/2 tsp cumin powder  
1/4 tsp red chilli powder         
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
Salt to taste


  • Wash and soak chickpeas in sufficient water overnight. 
  • Pressure cook till done and keep them aside. 
  • Heat vegetable stock in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. 
  • Add ginger-garlic paste, cloves and peppercorns. 
  • Add potatoes, boiled chickpeas, carrots, cumin powder and red chilli powder. 
  • Mix well and cook on medium heat till it begins to boil. 
  • Cover and simmer on low heat till all the vegetables are cooked and tender. 
  • Add the capsicum, spinach and cook for two minutes. 
  • Remove pepper and cloves. Mix in salt and pepper powder.
  • Serve hot with some lemon juice.


  • If you want, you can slightly blend vegetables.
  • To make stew more thick you can add cornflour mixed in little water.