Tarkari (Afghan Vegetable & Chickpea Soup)


Try topping this simple but satisfying vegetable soup with a spoonful of Red Chutney. Recipe adapted from New Arrivals Supper Club chef Naseema Kashefi.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 cups


  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 large carrot, diced

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 cups low-sodium no-chicken or vegetable broth

  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added chickpeas, rinsed

  • cup frozen corn

  • cup frozen peas

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ½ cup packed chopped spinach

  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add carrot, onion and garlic; cook, stirring, until the onion is soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in broth, chickpeas, corn, peas, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Stir in spinach and cook until wilted, about 1 minute. Serve the soup topped with cilantro, if desired.


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

175 Calories
3g Fat
29g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 1/2 cups
Calories 175
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 7g 14%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Vitamin A 3875IU 78%
Vitamin C 9mg 10%
Folate 36mcg 9%
Sodium 441mg 19%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 2mg 9%
Magnesium 48mg 11%
Potassium 359mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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