Average: 5 (3 votes)
Active time
20 minutes
8 servings

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 medium yellow onion

1 teaspoon ginger

¼ teaspoon allspice

A pinch of cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon curry powder

1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes, no salt added

2  (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, no salt added, or thoroughly rinsed and drained


  1. In a deep pan, shallow pot, or Dutch oven, heat one tablespoon olive oil on medium heat.
  2. Add the diced onions and let them simmer in their juices, stirring just a couple of times, until they are translucent (about 4 minutes). 
  3. Add the ginger, allspice, cayenne pepper and curry powder to the onions, stirring for about 2 minutes, until the spices are incorporated and fragrant.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes, with their liquid, and cook for another 2 minutes.
  5. Add the two cans of chickpeas and toss to cover; let them simmer on medium-low for 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Finally, add a pinch or two of salt to taste.

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Calories: 146
Total Fat: 3g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Sodium: 126mg
Total Carbohydrates: 25g
Sugars: 1g
Fiber: 5g
Protein: 5g

Yield: 8 servings

How'd it Taste?

Sharon B
I’m looking forward to making this..I love all types of beans and peas and lentils. Will write update after I make this.
Just like all the recipes here; quick, easy, healthy - the trifecta of goodness! I subbed Korean gochugaru (chili powder) in place of Cayenne pepper since i somehow didn't have that and still turned out great. Also, I recommend a spritz of lemon juice on the top for brightness and extra depth of flavor.
Really tasty. I subbed red pepper flakes and added chicken breast chunks that I sauteed after marinating it in saltwater and curry powder. Also added a few drops of coconut extract. This is a good dish for experimentation.
I love this recipe, it's packed with flavor and easy to make, it won't break your wallet and it's packed of nutrients.

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