Last Minute Meal From Only Your Pantry

One of my favorite dishes to eat in Turkey was “Etli Nohut” or Meat and Chickpea Stew. This is a very easy recipe to make that tastes delicious. And, you can make the whole thing from items in your pantry! Although the traditional recipe calls for meat, I prefer to make it without. You can also make it vegetarian by swapping out the beef or chicken broth for veggie broth or water. This dish serves 4.


  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 dried red pepper/green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup beef or chicken broth
  • 1 tsp salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp red chili flakes (optional)


  • In a medium pot, sauté chopped onion in olive oil over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until translucent.
  • Then add in the peppers and tomato paste.
  • Stir. Add one cup of beef or chicken broth and the salt.
  • Simmer for five minutes.
  • Then add the chickpeas and simmer for 10 more minutes over a low heat.
  • Serve with rice.


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