Garbanzos in Coconut Milk

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe is from Zanzibar, Tanzania, where coconut and clove are major revenue and Indian ingredients influence local cuisine. Turmeric gives the dish a yellow color that darkens with cooking. This is better the second day, when the flavors have blended. For a change, you can substitute any other bean for garbanzos.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes to blend flavors.
  3. Serve with rice.


Most Helpful

Easy as opening a can of soup. It really is. So delicious and soothing, almost- the flavors are hearty and turmeric is so healing. It's a good option for a work lunch- travels well. I used ground cloves and light coco milk. Awesome stuff. Thanks!

MrsMM February 27, 2008

Great recipe. My 5 year old was not impressed but my 2 year old and 1 year old enjoyed it as did my husband. I didn't have any turmeric on hand so I used a teaspoon of dry mustard instead and added a tablespoon of sugar. Will definately be making this recipe again. Very very good.

connie.m.watson September 08, 2009

Very creamy and interesting blend of flavors. Makes a nice change from our usual fare. My 2-year-old inhaled it! Very quick and easy recipe. Even hubby who does NOT like foods with funny spices in them went back for seconds and thirds!

Anglo Mama in Israel July 21, 2007

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