Turmeric Chickpea Stew

Posted on Jan 06, 2022 by Eli Crain
Tags: recipes vegetarian 01-11-2022

This stew was made famous by Allison Roman and what makes it so great is that it anyone can put their own spin on it. You can make it totally vegan, add a little more ginger or red pepper flakes for an extra kick and use up whatever green you have wilting in the fridge to really make it your own!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 (2-inch) piece ginger, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground turmeric, plus more for serving
  • 1 teaspoon red-pepper flakes, plus more for serving
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, kale or collard greens, stems removed, torn into bite-size pieces
  • Serve with mint leaves, yogurt toasted pita, lavash or other flatbread if desired!

Directions

1. In a large pot over medium heat sauté garlic, onion, ginger, salt, pepper until onion is translucent, 3-5 minutes.

2. Add turmeric, red pepper flakes, chickpeas and salt and pepper to taste. Allow the chickpeas to fry in the spices until browned, 8-10 minutes. Set aside a cup of chickpeas to use as garnish.

3. Crush the remaining chickpeas a bit with a spoon or spatula to help thicken the stew. Add coconut mill and stock.

4. Bring to a simmer and allow to cook for about 30-40 minutes or until the stew has achieved your desired thickness.

5. Add greens and cook until wilted. Season again with salt and pepper to taste.

6. When serving top with the reserved chickpeas, optional garnishes and rice!


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