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Chickpea Stew

Photo of prepared Chickpea Stew
Photo attribution: My Tu Duong
Ready In: 30 minutes
Serves: 8
Dairy-freeGluten-freeLow Added SugarVeganVegetarian
This is an easy, traditional side dish for an Ethiopian meal.

What you'll need

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Cutting board
Sharp knife
Large pot
Whisk or fork


Serves 8
2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 Onion medium, finely chopped
1 clove Garlic minced
1 tablespoon Ethiopian Berbere Spice see notes below
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Turmeric ground
3 cups Water
4 tablespoons Garbanzo Bean Flour also called chickpea flour or nech shiro


1.In a pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
2.Add garlic, optional berbere spice, salt, and turmeric. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
3.Add water. Whisk in garbanzo flour, adding a small amount at a time while constantly stirring.
4.Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until thick, about 20 minutes. For a thicker stew, whisk in a little more garbanzo flour.
5.Serve hot with injera bread or rice.

Chef's Tips

  • You can replace berbere spice with your favorite chili powder and a pinch of ground cayenne.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 0.50 cup

Serving Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 48
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4 g5%
Saturated Fat <1 g3%
Sodium 320 mg14%
Total Carbohydrate 3 g1%
Dietary Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 1 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: