Vegan, gluten-free and packed with plant-protein, this simple chickpea soup is nutritious, filling and comforting. Chickpeas, onion, tomato and garlic are the main ingredients in making this soup. The recipe of chickpea soup is highly customisable and easily adaptable. Do give this recipe a try!
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About This Recipe
If soups are comforting in winter, then they are hydrating in summer. A warm bowl of soup calms down the violence of hunger and refines the appetite. Soups are low-calorie meal and are good way to loose weight.
Chickpea soup is simple, easy to make and soul satisfying one pot recipe. The only time consuming part in making this soup is soaking of chickpeas. Chickpeas at least take 7-8 hours of soaking. If you want to reduce this time and make this soup in jiffy, then use canned chickpeas.
Canned chickpeas are easily available in Indian grocery stores and in online stores too. Whenever I am making any chickpea recipe, after boiling chickpeas, I reserve some to make this soup the next day.
What Are Chickpeas?
Chickpeas also known as kabuli chana | garbanzo beans. These are widely used in Indian cuisine. Some iconic Indian chickpea recipes are, chole bhature, pindi chole, Lahori chikkar cholay, chana masala, etc.
Apart from this chickpeas are also used in making salads, soups, cutlets, chaat, stews, and pulaos. Chickpeas are mostly tan or beige in color. Upon soaking, they get nearly double in size and upon cooking, they turn soft.
Upon cooking chickpeas have buttery flavour and creamy texture. Chickpeas are also key ingredient in Middle-Eastern cuisine. These are used in making Hummus and Falafel.
Nutrition In Chickpeas
Chickpeas are rich source of vitamins and minerals. These are high in dietary fibers. Chickpeas are good for weight watchers.
The protein and fiber in chickpea work together to slow digestion, which keeps us full for long. Apart from this chickpeas are good source of iron and calcium.
Simple Chickpea Soup Ingredients
Chickpeas – Dried or Canned chickpeas can be used in making this soup. If using dried chickpeas, then wash them thoroughly and soak in enough water for at least 7-8 hours or overnight. If using canned chickpeas, then drain the water from chickpeas, rinse with fresh water and use them accordingly.
Onion – You can add onion in two ways. You can either use finely sliced onions or onion puree. I prefer using finely sliced onion than puree, as they give texture, taste and bite. Finely sliced onions when fried in oil give nice aroma and flavour too.
Tomato – Same with tomato too. You can either use chopped tomato pieces or tomato puree. If you are in a mood for thick chickpea soup then add tomato puree. Otherwise, I like the tasty of small juicy tomato pieces in my soup.
Garlic – A few cloves of garlic when fried in oil, gives an aroma that flavours the soup. You can either chop or crush the garlic and add. Both the ways, the soup tastes amazing.
Other Ingredients – salt, pepper, oil and coriander leaves.
Chickpea Soup From Vegetarian Bible
I won Vegetarian Bible (fresh from the garden) cookbook as a part of Show Me Your Breakfast event held at Divya’s Dil Se blog. Vegetarian bible gives detailed information on vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, etc. This book also has tips on making of pizza dough, pasta and bunch of information on nutrition, sauces and oils too.
This chickpea soup recipe is from Vegetarian Bible, with little changes in accordance with Indian ingredients and my palate. The original recipe calls for Swiss chard and olive oil. You can add these ingredients depending on the availability.
Variations In Making Chickpea Soup
As you can see, I only used onion and tomatoes in making this soup. You can make this more nutritious and wholesome by adding potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, peas, etc;
You can even try adding spinach or any winter greens of your choice. If handy, you can combine rajma (kidney beans), lobia (black-eyed peas) and other beans in combination with chickpeas and make this soup.
Seasoning the soup with dried oregano or dried basil will enhance the flavour of the soup.
More Chickpea Recipes To Try,
Indian Chickpea Raw Mango Salad
Simple Chickpea Soup Recipe
Simple chickpea soup is hearty, warm and comforting. Indian chickpeas soup is vegan, gluten-free and packed with plant-protein. All you need is chickpeas, onion, garlic and tomatoes to make this nutritious soup. Do try it!
- 2 cups dried Chickpeas
- 1 Onion, finely sliced
- 2 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
- 2 Tomatoes, deseeded and finely chopped
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp. Oil
- 2-3 springs of fresh Coriander, chopped
- 2 wedges of Lemon
- Slices of toasted Bread, to serve
How To Make Simple Chickpea Soup Recipe
Wash and soak chickpeas overnight or for at least 7-8 hours in enough water.
Drain the water from chickpeas and pressure cook them with enough water, until they turn soft.
Once the pressure settles. remove the lid and using a sieve drain the chickpeas. Collect the water in a bowl.
Now put two-thirds of boiled chickpeas in a food processor or blender or mixer jar
Add ¼ cup of reserved water (in which we boiled chickpeas) and grind until smooth. (Add more water if necessary to give a thinner consistency)
Add oil to a pan, to this add sliced onions, finely chopped garlic and fry till onions are soft.
Add sliced tomatoes and salt. Cook till tomatoes turn soft.
Now add chickpea puree and cook on a low flame by adding pepper and remaining chickpeas.
Cook for another five minutes by covering with a lid.
Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
Garnish with fresh chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with lemon wedges and toasted bread.
Add love to make this chickpea soup taste 'Yummy'.
Lubna's Serving Suggestions:
Serve this simple yet flavourful chickpea soup with any toasted bread of your choice.
Tastes best when served with toasted garlic bread.
You can even relish this without bread or any side.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 249Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 9gSugar: 8gProtein: 9g
This chickpea soup is going to participate in MLLA – 21 hosted by Mirch Masala event by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook and also going to participate in No Croutons Required, where Lisa is calling vegetarian soup or salad featuring chickpeas.
Shama Nagarajan says
delicious soup dear..nice picture
yes, I hadn't seen you posting anything for a long time, Mmm.., this sounds delicious, I miss your lovely photos especially, you have an eye for it!!. I don't like Rosemary it is got lot of flavour in it, May be it goes well with non-vegetarian dishes, or I will try once more a little bit, and may be who knows I might like it!!
woww nice dear 🙂 looks simply superb and presentation too :)..
got a great great space and me following u 🙂
sowmya's creative saga says
lovely..awesome pics..i am drooling!
Fantastic dish for the entry..looks perfect and delicious!!
Happy Cook says
Yeha when it is hot weather indeed there is ot mood for blogging.
Love the soup, it looks so wraminly delicous.
I'm drooling at the pictures! It's very scrumptious and exquisite!
Beautiful soup with nice pics!
RAKS KITCHEN says
COOL!Should be so filling enough !Good one !
Rachana Kothari says
A very yummy entry for the event!!! awesome pics:)
Sounds very new and looks yummy
lovely clicks and delicious soup!
U make magic with photography… They all come alive for us…. It makes me feel like ONE NIGHT IN YOUR KITCHEN….. & I would see your preps & paraphernalia, all come alive & scare the hell out of me…..
Kudos!!! to that wonderful prep & more to the presentations & captures….
Thats a tempting, protein packed and droolworthy soup!!!Beautiful clicks Lubna..
I love chickpea soup .. this one looks delicious. well captured
Awesome clicks….soup looks superb.
soup looks yummy ..nice clicks and I'll look for that book 🙂
Beautiful pics and yummy soup. Healthy with lot of protein and fiber.
Astra Libris says
Oooh, I love chickpeas, and this soup looks gorgeous!!!
Delicious soup…Beautiful clicks too…
Sailaja Damodaran says
very healthy soup……..nice click
Ed Schenk says
I like my soup a little spicy so I add some chopped chilis to mine.
Sharmilee! :) says
Havent tasted chickpeas soup…looks spicy….awesome clicks!
Delicious soup and i love the effects you have given on your pics, gorgeous!
Deepa G Joshi says
wow..such superb clicks and yummy soup..this looks really tongue tickling..
my favorite healty soup chicksoup, i will try your recipe. looks delecious
cuisinart food processor dlc
thats an absolute delicacy. love soups and this is gonna enter next to my kitchen.
My My soup is really tempting……Lovely pics:)
delicious soup, and crunchy bread..lovely bright clicks..I heard bangalore has lots of power cuts this year, hope it will improve.
I am hosting the home remedies event Lubna, do share any remedies you know.
Ramya Vijaykumar says
Very healthy and soul comforting too… Lovely pics…
Wow looks yummy.. I was planning to make 3 bean soup this Saturday. Let's see how it turns out …
i made something similar last night! I love chickpeas.
That looks marvelous. Nice cookbook, too. Great gift. I'm going to look into a copy for myself. : )
Natashya KitchenPuppies says
Looks like a great soup, simple and delicious.
Pic are fantastic! Love the soup also!
TREAT AND TRICK says
Lovely photo and this soup looks so yummy, shall try it soon….
Very comforting soup Lubna…looks good 🙂
Where is my comment??
i agree with you there, soups in summer or winter are always good! this one looks delicious. love all the clicks
5 Star Foodie says
This chickpea soup sounds super delicious!
Your pictures are so pretty! And this soup looks so healthy, delicious, and satisfying!
wow!yummy soup with awesome pic!
wow!!, mind blowing pictures Lubna. I admire your patience for taking so many beautiful clicks. Also, wish some one could present that book to me 😉
The soup and that bowl with the bread look amazing! I love soups – tasty, satisfying, and economical.
Katy ~ says
Delicious soup, beautifully presented and photographed. Makes me want to have a nice sip of it right now.
I m back..
Lovely soup dear….will give a try
some time definitely…nice pics too dearie
We've been having horrid heat waves here as well and some times the thought of baking/cooking just puts me off. Great you made this soup as it looks really delicious. Love the pictures.
Divya Vikram says
WoW! So pretty and comforting soup Lubna. Glad you liked the book and the recipes. I know how it is difficult to cook esp in summer! Am so looking forward to summer since it is still cold n rainy here!!
Delicious soup,healthy too..will try this for my kid.she likes chickpeas :)Thanx for sharing lubna
Healthy soup and well presented
M D says
Beautiful and exotic pics! Yummy soup for sure. You have an eye for creativity and presentation.
every time I visit your blog.. I see more n more lovely pics…and soup looks yumm…
Oh awesome click, love this soup!!
I missed your chickpea soup. It looks really nice and yummy
Healthy and filling soup…
You did come back with a bang 🙂 This is a really healthy and hearty soup. As usual lovely clicks.
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hey never tries making soup out of chickpeas till now, will definitely try it!
nice clck with yummy soup dear
Aysegul - nysdelight says
Oh my much has changed here! Looks great – it has been a while! Soup looks absolutely delicious!
I know what you mean..lazy…when it's snowing I feel like hibernating, when the sun's up, my eyes just keeps drooping…
Wonderful recipe!~ 🙂
Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for your entry.
awesome click lubna ..loved it
Wow what an absolutley beautiful blog you have. I just came across it and so thankful to have found it today. I love your chic pea soup and pictures. ~ Xo
Terri @ Finding Raw Foods
Lubna, beautiful post, love your new layout too!..hope things are fine!
Beautiful placements! I make a similar soup but add pasta as well. Scrumptious with crisp toasted bread!
U KNOW WHAT….THAT SAYING IN THE BEGINNIG IS AN AWAKENING…I feel iam busy doing nothing….Gawd!!i am busy thinking of what to do next and nothing gets done.
Then, the soup look absolutely gorgeous….Some pics looks so proffessional like the ones we see in books…By the way, which software do u use for editing pics?….I already got 3 programs and my hubby gives me a 'LOOK' when the pc runs slow!…let me know which s/w u use for editing ok…loved ur pics dear..
SO how r u doing?..
Looks absolutely delicious and I love the photos of the bowl of soup with a slice of bread as garnish. Makes me want to grab the bowl out of the PC screen.
lovely presentation… soup is so simple and we are sure it will tasty yummy… nice recipe
Veggie Belly says
yum! chickpea soup looks hearty and delicious.
Hi Lubna could you please let me know from where did you buy those muffin cases(paper) in Bangalore. I have been looking for them for quite some time without any luck. hope you dont mind asking this. thanks.
Good that you are back, bringing us delicious recipes 🙂
Guna's kitchen says
OMG!!!!!! mouthwatering soup… luks deliicous and creamy… beautiful pics and very good preesentation
u have a lovely space …and wonderful collection of recipes with beautiful clicks.. if u find time do visit my blog.. happy to follow ur blog
absolutely beautiful pics.