Chickpea Coconut Stew with Greens

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  • Preferred greens: Kale / Swiss Chard or spinach
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Onion
  • Tomatoes or Can of diced tomato
  • Cilantro
  • Green chilli
  • Lemon


  • Coconut milk
  • Ghee

Pantry & Spices

  • Can of Chickpeas / boiled Chickpeas
  • Olive/ Vegetable oil
  • Mustard seeds
  • Cumin seeds
  • Bay leaf
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Cloves
  • Star anise
  • Black cardamom
  • Black pepper
  • Asafoetida
  • Turmeric
  • Cumin powder
  • Coriander powder
  • Garam masala
  • Red chilli powder
  • Salt
  • Rice
  • Sugar

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Prepared by Himadri Vyas


Coconut chickpea stew curry with greens

  1. In a large pan add 2 tbsp ghee and 2 tbsp oil at medium heat. Once oil is hot add 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 bay leaf, 1 cinnamon stick, 3 cloves, 1 star anise, 1 tbsp black pepper, 1 black cardamom and ½ tsp asafoetida. 
  2. Stir and add 1 large chopped onion (1 cup of chopped onion), chopped and crushed 1 tbsp garlic, ½ tbsp ginger and 1 or 2 green chilli. 
  3. After 2 to 3 mins, add 1 tbsp turmeric, coriander powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, and Garam masala and saute at medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes. Note: make sure the spices do not burn, keep mixing it with spatula.
  4. Once you can smell the fragrance of spices add 1 can of chopped tomato and little bit salt.Cook for 7 to 8 mins in between keep stirring making sure, it is not sticking at the bottom. 
  5. Once you see a little bit of oil separating add 2 cans of chickpeas or home cooked chickpeas and cook for 3 to 4 mins.
  6. Add 1 or 2 cans of coconut milk and taste for salt, add as per taste. At this point you can add your preferred greens like Swiss chard, kale or spinach. 
  7. Note: As per your green, you might have to add it earlier to give enough time to get cooked. For example: For kale or swiss chard, you might want to cook the chopped stem earlier in the process and leaves at the end.
  8. After adding greens, let it simmer for a couple of minutes, squeeze a lemon and serve with either Naan/ Roti or Rice!

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Prepared by Himadri Vyas