Spicy Chickpea and Lamb Stew

Spicy Chickpea and Lamb Stew

A perfect winter warmer, this spicy chickpea and lamb stew is easy to make and will be a sure-fire favourite.

Ingredients:

  • 300g Shoulder or leg of lamb, diced into small pieces and trimmed of fat
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Red onion, finely diced
  • 1 Celery stalk, finely diced
  • 1 Clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 15g Ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 200g Tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 500ml Lamb stock
  • 75g Green lentils
  • 400g Tin of chickpeas, drained

 

Garnish

  • 10g Flat parsley, chopped
  • 10g Coriander, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Pomegranate seeds
  • ½ Mango, diced
  • 6 Dried apricots, chopped

 

To Serve

  • Greek Yoghurt

Directions:

  1. Set the timer of the Soup Maker Plus for 20 minutes on 'High'. Add the olive oil, red onion, celery, garlic, turmeric, cinnamon and ginger. Stir occasionally.
  2. After 5 minutes add the diced lamb and continue to cook on high, stirring occasionally.
  3. After 5 minutes reduce the temperature setting to sauté and add the tomato paste. Stir occasionally.
  4. With 5 minutes remaining add the chopped tomatoes and lamb stock. Continue to cook on 'Sauté' for the remaining time, continuing to stir occasionally.
  5. Set the timer for 30 minutes on 'High' and add the green lentils.
  6. Once the liquid has began to boil reduce the heat to 'Sauté', stirring occasionally.
  7. With 10 minutes remaining add the chickpeas and continue to cook for the remaining time.
  8. Ensure that the lentils are cooked through. Increase the cooking time if necessary.
  9. Allow the stew to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

 

Garnish

  1. Combine all the garnish ingredients together and reserve.

 

To Serve

  1. Pour the stew into a serving bowl, and garnish with the mango and herb mixture, plus a dollop of Greek yoghurt.

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