Indian chickpea & vegetable soup

Ingredients1 tbsp vegetable oil1 large onion , chopped1 tsp finely grated fresh root ginger1 garlic clove , chopped1 tbsp garam masala850ml vegetable stock2 large carrots , quartered lengthways and chopped400g can chickpea , drained100g green bean , choppedMethodSTEP 1Heat the oil in a medium saucepan, then add the onion, ginger and garlic. Fry for 2…

Indian chickpea & vegetable soup

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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 chickpea , drained
  • 100g green bean , chopped

Method

  • STEP 1

    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 TIPS
EASY ITALIAN BROTH

Make this an Italian soup by swapping the ginger
and garam masala for 1 tbsp chopped rosemary.

Goes well with

Recipe from February 2009, February 2009

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