Pumpkin Stew With Chickpeas Recipe

Give this absolutely delicious Moroccan stew a try which is made from chickpeas and pumpkin and flavoured with cinnamon powder & cumin powder. It makes a perfect weeknight dinner along with some broken wheat or couscous and a stir fried beans as a side dish.

Archana's Kitchen
1759 ratings.

Mildly spiced and flavourful Pumpkin Stew With Chickpeas Recipe makes a nice and healthy dinner or lunch.The stew has sweetness from pumpkin and the addition of raisins and the spices balance it very well giving wonderful flavor and taste to the dish.

The flavours are typically Moroccan and its famous dish that goes well with some crusty bread and rice as well. it is typically served on a bed of couscous. 

Serve Pumpkin Stew With Chickpeas Recipe With Israeli Couscous and a Greek Style Beans Stir Fry for a delicious continental dinner with friends and family.

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Cuisine: African
Course: Main Course
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup Kabuli Chana (White Chickpeas) , soaked overnight
  • 2 cups Kaddu (Parangikai/ Pumpkin) , cut into cubes
  • 1 Carrot (Gajjar) , diced
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped
  • 1 cup Homemade tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon Powder (Dalchini)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli flakes
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
  • 1 Lemon , juice
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil , for cooking
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Pumpkin Stew With Chickpeas Recipe

  1. To begin making Pumpkin Stew With Chickpeas Recipe, prep all the ingredients and keep them ready. Soak the chickpeas overnight or for at least 8 hours. Pressure cook the chickpeas along with a little salt and cook until soft for about 30 minutes.

  2. This will yield about 2-1/2 cups of cooked chickpeas.

  3. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat;  Add onions, ginger and garlic and saute until the onions become tender and translucent. 

  4. Once the onions have softened, add in the carrot and pumpkin, sprinkle salt to taste and a little water, cover and cook till the carrots and pumpkins are cooked until firm. Take care to ensure it does not become too mushy.

  5. Once the vegetables are cooked; add in cumin powder, coriander powder, cinnamon powder, salt, chilli flakes and stir it into the vegetables.

  6. Add the tomato puree and brink the Pumpkin Stew With Chickpeas to a brisk boil. Add a little water if required to adjust the consistency of the stew accordingly. Check the salt and seasonings and adjust according to taste.

  7. After the brisk boil for a couple of minutes, stir in the black raisins to the Pumpkin Stew With Chickpeas and turn off the heat. 

  8. Transfer the Pumpkin Stew With Chickpeas Recipe to a serving bowl and serve hot.

  9. Serve Pumpkin Stew With Chickpeas Recipe With Israeli Couscous and a Greek Style Beans Stir Fry for a delicious continental dinner with friends and family.