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Chickpea stew with Indian butter sauce

Chickpea stew with Indian butter sauce

Travel to India with this delicious stew recipe. A dish to do again and again for unique flavors.

10 min
20 min
Prepared with:
Chick Peas No Salt Added


  • 2 tbsp (30ml) butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 cans 14 oz (398 ml) Del Monte┬áchick peas
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) garam masala
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) curry
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 c (500 ml) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 c (125 ml) 15% cooking cream
  • 1 to 2 tsp (5 to 10 ml) sugar
  • Freshly chopped cilantro


  1. In a saucepan, melt half of the butter over medium heat and sauté garlic, onion and ginger for 5 minutes.
  2. Add chickpeas, spices and seasoning. Cook 2 minutes while stirring.
  3. Pour the tomato sauce and cream into the saucepan. Add sugar.
  4. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Just before serving, add the remaining butter and let it melt into the sauce.
  6. Garnish with cilantro and serve with Arctic Gardens broccoli florets, basmati rice and naan.

Note: This recipe can be made without dairy products. Replace the cream with coconut milk and the butter with oil (only half, oil is not added to the sauce at the end).