Moroccon Style Chickpea Soup


When I started the soup theme this month, my plan was to make more lentil, bean and grain soup so that I could replace my meals with them and spend lesser time in the kitchen. But I saw so many varieties of soups with different veggie combinations that I sidelined the grains and lentils and went after the veggies. So when I came across this recipe, I simply had to make it, especially since today is the penultimate day of the month long marathon.

This recipe is very similar to the Indian chole which is a regular accompaniment to rotis or puris or rice. It is a lot less spicy version and can be enjoyed with any flat bread of your choice. Mine was roti.

Serves 3

Recipe adapted from here


Chickpeas                                                         1 1/2 cups

Olive oil                                                             2 tbsp

Onion, finely chopped                                  1

Garlic, minced                                                 1 tsp

Freshly ground toasted cumin                  1 tsp

Chilly powder                                                  1/2 tsp

Sugar                                                                  1/2 tsp

Tomatoes, chopped                                       2

Vegetable stock                                              2 cups


Coriander leaves                                            to garnish



  • Soak the chickpeas overnight and pressure cook them the next morning for 2-3 whistles till they are completely cooked
  • Heat the oil and add the garlic and onion and saute on low flame till the onion turns soft
  • Add powdered cumin and chilly powder and mix well
  • Add salt and vegetable stock and 1 cup of the chickpeas and bring to a boil
  • Mash the balance 1/2 cup of chickpeas with a potato masher or with your fingers to form a mushy mix
  • Add the balance chickpeas to the pan and mix well
  • Simmer for 12-15 minutes till the soup becomes slightly thick
  • Turn off the heat and adjust seasoning, if required
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with any flatbread
  • Enjoy!


This post is part of the September Mega Marathon under the theme – Soups.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 68


14 Comments Add yours

  1. usha says:

    Yes, it looks like chole and would not mind it like a soup. Moroccan chickpeas soup looks tasty and filling.

  2. I made it once and loved it. Yours looks so inviting..

  3. Kalyani says:

    I made a similar soup called Harissa with chickpeas for last BM and loved it ! this is a superb soup, and paired with flatbreads makes a filling lunch / dinner 🙂

  4. I agree it is a drinkable chole but love it nonetheless.

  5. I would gladly have this soup..cholas are a favorite and this is like ..awesome..totally rocking !

  6. Priya Suresh says:

    Can smell the flavor of this filling soup, just love this kind of protein packed soup.

  7. Suma Gandlur says:

    That is one filling and flavorful soup. I love chole and definitely like this.

  8. srividhya says:

    Lets give a new name and call it as chole soup. Love this yummy soup.

  9. I once tried this soup and totally loved it.looks so good.

  10. Ritu Tangri says:

    the soup must be quite filling itself.

  11. Pavani says:

    Love this Indian flavored chickpea soup. Looks sooo yummy!!

  12. Your drnakable chole soup is yum Sowmya. I for one cannot be sure weather I should be thanful you got side tracked of happy. Happy since I have an easy reference and sad because I wll k=hav eto do my own research. 😀

  13. Srivalli Jetti says:

    Yea I have read about this on couple of blogs and always wanted to make it..good choice!

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