Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

A delicious find! A hearty vegetarian dish...serve as a main or along side a grilled chicken breast or steak for the meat loving man/lady in your life. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook the onion, garlic, carrot and celery, stirring, for 5-6 minutes until softened.
  2. Add the spices and stir for 1-2 minutes until fragrant, then add the tomato paste and stir for 1 minute.
  3. Add the zucchini, capsicum, chickpeas, kidney beans, tomatoes and 2/3 cup (165mL) water, then bring to the boil.
  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until thickened.
  5. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, then scatter with coriander leaves (optional).
  6. Serve with rice and yoghurt or sour cream.


Most Helpful

My family really enjoyed this. :) Very well balanced meal and it was easy to put together. I didn't drain the chickpeas to add a little liquid to the cooking, and I added a little cayenne pepper. Tasted great over brown rice. Thanks!

Enjolinfam February 05, 2008

I wish that this would have been a little soupier. I found myself adding water a couple of times. I would cook the veggies a little longer...a little too crunchy for me. Very easy to throw together. I think I might add some Rotel to give it kick. I must say, I didn't know what a capsicum is. I added a red bell pepper since I wasn't sure which type, but I don't know if that was the right taste. All in all, this one is definitely being added to my cookbook. I will be making it again.

jodsmi December 01, 2007

Fantastic. A neighbour friend brought this over to us one night when we had a newborn baby. So glad I have the recipe now, it turned out great when I made it, too. As you are an Aussie, I assumed you meant powdered chillies, not American "chili powder" which is a spice blend (and which usually requires large quantities to impart any flavour). I used Herbie's Chipotle Chilli, slightly less than the 1/2 tsp. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. Don't forget the salt at the end, it makes the flavours POP!

Gingernut July 31, 2007

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