Chickpea, coconut & broccoli stew

Serve this light yet comforting stew for a low-fat plant-based dinner. Chickpeas and green veg are cooked in a fragrant sauce made with coconut and ginger

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 566
  • fat 12g
  • saturates 4g
  • carbs 87g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 15g
  • protein 21g
  • salt 0.65g


  • 300g brown basmati or easy-cook rice
  • 2 tsp rapeseed oil
  • 20g piece of ginger , peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves , chopped
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 200ml vegetable stock , made with 2 tsp bouillon powder
  • 2 x 400g cans chickpeas , drained and liquid reserved
  • 1 red chilli , deseeded and sliced
  • 320g broccoli , cut into bite-sized florets
  • 200g green beans , trimmed and halved
  • 150g coconut yogurt
  • 15g coriander , chopped


  1. Cook the rice following pack instructions, about 25 mins. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and fry the ginger and garlic for a couple of minutes until fragrant. Add the spices and stir briefly, then pour in the stock and a quarter of the chickpeas, along with all the reserved liquid from the cans. Cover and cook for 5 mins, then blitz using a hand blender until smooth.

  2. Stir in the chilli, remaining chickpeas, the broccoli and green beans, then cover and cook over a low heat for 7-8 mins until the veg is just tender. Stir in the yogurt and coriander. Serve half straightaway with half the rice, then cool the leftovers completely and keep chilled for another day. Will keep chilled for up to three days. Reheat with the rice in heatproof bowls in the microwave until piping hot.

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