Lamb and chickpea soup topped with spicy roasted chickpeas

A delicious spicy soup recipe.
 
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Recipe from: 24 August 2015
Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time: 2h
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 30
    ml
    olive oil
  • 1
    large onion, chopped
  • 10
    ml
    ground ginger
  • 15
    ml
    ground cumin
  • 5
    ml
    ground cinnamon
  • 10
    ml
    ground coriander
  • 6
    saffron threads
  • 800
    g
    deboned shoulder or leg of lamb, cubed
  • 3
    chopped celery sticks
  • 2x400
    g
    tinned tomatoes
  • 2
    l
    water
  • 410
    g
    can of drained chickpeas
  • 125
    ml
    lentils
  • 15
    ml
    lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly grounded black pepper
  • 125
    ml
    chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • SPICY CHICKPEAS:
  • 1
    can
    chickpeas
  • 30
    ml
    olive oil
  • 10
    ml
    cumin
  • 10
    ml
    paprika
  • 5
    ml
    cinnamon powder
  • Salt
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Pre-heat the oven to 190°C.

Heat oil in a large heavy-based pot; cook onion until soft, add spices, cook for 2 minutes, stirring all the time.

Add lamb and celery and cook for 3 minutes whilst stirring to coat the lamb with the spices, add the tomatoes, water and chickpeas, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 90 minutes until the lamb is tender. Stir occasionally.

Add the lentils and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper, simmer for another 30 minutes.

Garnish with fresh coriander and spicy chickpeas.

Spicy Chickpeas:
Prepare the chickpeas whilst the soup is cooking and keep in an air tide container until ready to serve.

Drain the chickpeas and dry with a paper towel. Spread out in one layer onto a baking tray, bake for 15 minutes.

Place the chickpeas in a small container with a lid and drizzle with the olive oil. Move around to make sure all the peas are covered with oil.

Add the spices and shake in the container to cover all the peas with the spices, transfer back to the baking tin and bake for 20 minutes.

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