Spiced Chickpea Soup by Sam Mannering

3:10 pm on 18 August 2017

Spiced Chickpea Soup

SERVES: 4–6, PREP: 10 min, COOKING TIME: 30 min, Gluten Free


Olive oil

1 onion, finely chopped

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp turmeric

½ tsp ground cinnamon

2 x 400g (14.1oz) cans chickpeas, drained and washed

1 litre vegetable or chicken stock

Salt and pepper

Natural yoghurt, to serve

Handful of coriander leaves, to serve


In a large saucepan over a medium heat add about 1 tablespoon of olive oil and let it heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook gently for 8–10 minutes until soft, translucent and a little caramelised. Add the cumin, coriander, turmeric and cinnamon, and fry gently for another minute or so until the spices are nicely fragrant. Take care not to let it burn.

Add the drained and washed chickpeas, then follow with the stock, and bring everything up to a steady simmer. Let it bubble away for about 20 minutes or until the chickpeas have softened and absorbed the flavour of the spices.

Season well with salt and pepper, and serve with a little natural yoghurt and coriander served on top.

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