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Tunisian Tomato Chickpea Soup

Spicy tomato broth with chickpeas and cous cous

Tunisian Tomato Chickpea Soup


2x 400g Tin Chickpeas
2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
2 Medium Onions, chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, crushed
1 Tsp Coriander Seeds, crushed
1 Tsp Cumin Seeds, crushed
1 Tsp All Spice
1 Tsp Hot Chilli Powder
400g Tomato Puree
1 Red Chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
1.5L Boiling Water
Sugar, Salt & Pepper to taste
1/3 Cup Cous Cous
1/2 Cup Coriander Leaves, chopped
Lemon Juice to taste


  1. Add the onions and fry on a high heat until golden.
  2. Stir in the garlic, allspice, coriander seeds, cumin and chilli powder. Cook through for 2 minutes.
  3. Lower heat and add the fresh chilli, sugar and tomato puree. Stir well and cook through for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the water and chickpeas then bring to the boil then lower heat to a simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Adjust the seasoning to taste, remove from heat and add the cous cous and coriander leaves, then serve.

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