A trio of fresh garnishes--cilantro, onions and cucumbers--balances the spiciness of this chickpea and potato stew. Make it a meal: Warm whole-wheat tortillas make a nice accompaniment.

Bharti Kirchner
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1995




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  • Place 3/4 cup of the chickpeas and water in a blender or food processor and process until smooth; set aside.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until sizzling. Add chopped onion, garlic and jalapeno and saute until the onion is lightly browned on the edges, about 5 minutes. Add cumin and turmeric and stir to distribute evenly. Add tomatoes and the reserved chickpea puree; bring to a boil. Add potatoes, reduce heat and simmer, covered, until the potatoes are nearly done, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Stir in the remaining chickpeas. Simmer, covered, until the potatoes are tender (but not mushy) and the stew is heated through, another 5 to 10 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and ground red pepper. Serve garnished with cucumber slices, red onion rings and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

346 calories; protein 11.6g; carbohydrates 63.8g; dietary fiber 12.3g; sugars 6.2g; fat 5.9g; saturated fat 0.8g; vitamin a iu 866.6IU; vitamin c 37.6mg; folate 155.7mcg; calcium 97.5mg; iron 3.5mg; magnesium 90.9mg; potassium 1082.2mg; sodium 484mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

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Rating: 3 stars
Needs some modifications but came out tasty Took much longer to cook the potatoes than the recommended 20-25 minutes there was not enough liquid so I added vegetable broth. Didn't use jalapenos cause my little one can't do spicy served with some plain Greek yogurt. Pros: Easy vegetarian healthy Cons: Not enough liquid Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very Yummy! I made this today and was so thrilled with this recipe. First it was very easy to make. This is a plus for busy people. Secondly I loved the spices and flavors in this dish. Although I did add three things. I added some ground coriander 1 cup of crushed tomatoes and fresh red pepper that I sauteed with the onion. The house smelled wonderful because of the spices. I thought that it would be a little bland but no. Seriously tasty! Pros: Easy to make very flavorful. Read More