Monday, August 29, 2011

Slow Cookin: Chickpea Stew

I love cooking with my crock pot.
It's so easy to throw a bunch of stuff in a pot and come back hours later to dinner.
I especially love it in the fall and winter to make delicious stews and soups.
That's when I first found this recipe over at The Kitchn for a Curried Chickpea Stew.
Oh my goodness, this stew is so yummy and flavorful and filling,
and huge - it makes 8-10 servings, so you'll have plenty of leftovers.

Curried Veggie and Chickpea Stew
From The Kitchn
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 large onion, diced
2 potatoes, peeled and diced
1 Tablespoon salt
1 Tablespoon curry powder
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 Tablespoon ginger, peeled and grated
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeno chili, seeded and minced
2 cups vegetable broth
2 16oz cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 medium head of cauliflower, cut into bite sized pieces
1 28oz can diced tomatoes with their juices
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
10 oz baby spinach
1 cup coconut milk

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.  
Saute the onion with one teaspoon of salt until translucent, about 5 minutes.  

Add potatoes and another teaspoon of salt.  Saute until just translucent on the edges.

Stir in the curry powder, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, and chili.  

Cook about 30 seconds, then pour in 1/4 cup of broth.  Scrape the bottom of the pan to deglaze.  Pour the mixture into your slow cooker.

Add the rest of the broth, chickpeas, bell pepper, cauliflower, tomatoes with juices, and last teaspoon of salt.  Stir to combine.  Beware, this took up pretty much my entire crockpot, filled to the brim.  Cover and cook on high for 4 hours.

Stir in the spinach and coconut milk.  Cover for a minute to let the spinach wilt.  Adjust seasonings as needed.  Serve and enjoy!


  1. ahh yumm this just looks so so good! you are making me hungryy! x

  2. I just emailed this to myself. I will put this on my menu for next week! Thanks for sharing!! Hope you had a lovely weekend. Sorry I've been out of the loop. Missed all of you!

  3. Oh my! This looks absolutely fabulous! I have six hours until dinner...and I know what's on the menu! Thanks!


  4. I'm always looking for chickpea recipes. This one looks fantastic.

  5. And you don't have to share it with Mom

  6. We made this tonight and John said it was the tastiest soup I've made yet. Thanks for the recipe!! :)

  7. Hannah - Yay, I'm glad you guys liked the recipe! It makes me so happy to hear people actually try the recipes I post. This really is one of my favorite meals.