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Delicious Chick Peas Soup or Channa Soup

Updated on March 4, 2015
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Ms. Vincent is an M.B.A graduate, Business Consultant and health, wellness & natural healing enthusiast, who reads a lot on those subjects.

Delicious Vegetarian Soup Recipe (Chickpeas, Bengal Gram, Garbanzo Beans)

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Chick Peas Soup - Channa Soup - Chickpeas recipes - Channa recipes - Bengal Gram recipes - Garbanzo Beans recipes | Source
5 stars from 1 rating of Delicious + Nutritious = Chick Peas Soup
  • Prep time: 8 hours
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Ready in: 8 hours 30 min
  • Yields: Serves 2 persons

Vegetarian or Vegan Soup Recipe

What I love most about this Chick Peas or Channa soup is that it combines great taste with an astounding lot of nutrition! It is made from a bean, which is called by various names around the world, namely, chick peas, garbanzo beans, bengal gram or channa

This Channa or Chick Peas soup (as it is called in the Caribbean) can be enjoyed by vegans, vegetarians and even meat lovers who want to leave off meat for at least one (1) day. It can also be used by itself for a brunch, lunch, dinner or as an appetizer in a multi-course meal. The possibilities are limitless!

Before I became a vegetarian, I always had chicken soup to make me feel better if I was ill or in low spirits. Now that I am a vegetarian, this Chick Peas or Channa soup has become my 'chicken soup' of choice.

Ingredients

  • 200 g Chick Peas or Channa (cooked)
  • Half cup of White flour
  • Half cup of Pre-cooked Yellow Corn Meal
  • 2 tablespoons of Coconut Milk powder
  • 2 sprigs Chive
  • 1 sprig Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon White Pepper
  • 1 clove Garlic (finely chopped or grated)
  • Quarter teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt (or to your taste)
Presto 01264 6-Quart Aluminum Pressure Cooker
Presto 01264 6-Quart Aluminum Pressure Cooker

This is the pressure cooker I use in order to burst the chickpeas (channa, garbanzo beans, bengal gram) for the soup.

I spend a lot less time in the kitchen with this 'beauty'. The pressure cooker is a MUST HAVE, if you intend to whip up quick, easy and delicious meals!

 

Instructions

  1. Place raw chick peas / channa in a dish, pour water over the chick peas / channa (up to twice the level of the chick peas / channa) and leave soaking in the water overnight or for about eight (8) hours.
  2. Place swollen chick peas / channa in a pressure cooker with the water just covering the chick peas / channa and pressure cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. While the chick peas / channa are cooking, place the Corn Meal, White flour, Salt, Baking Powder and White Pepper in a bowl, mix together, add warm water gradually to the mixture, and knead into dough.
  4. Divide the dough into smaller pieces, roll and shape them into dumplings of your desired size and shape and set aside.
  5. Place 1 cup of water in a pot and bring to a boil.
  6. Add the dumplings and cook for about 5 minutes.
  7. Stir in the Coconut Milk Powder, the cooked Chick Peas / Channa and the finely chopped Garlic and allow the soup to cook for a further 10 minutes.
  8. Finely chop the Chive and Parsley and sprinkle all over your finished soup, as both an appetizing and eye catching garnish.
  9. (Optional): You can add 1/2 tablespoon of Olive Oil for zestier flavor.
  10. Finally, get your spoon, 'dig in' and enjoy!
Miss Vickie's Big Book of Pressure Cooker Recipes
Miss Vickie's Big Book of Pressure Cooker Recipes

TIME is of the essence these days for may of us. This book provides you with delicious and easy pressure cooker meal recipes for vegetarians and meat lovers alike.

 

STEP-by-STEP Instructions on HOW TO Make the Delicious Chick Peas or Channa Soup

Raw (uncooked) Chick Peas or Channa soaking in water.
Raw (uncooked) Chick Peas or Channa soaking in water. | Source
Dumpling ingredients and Rolled Dumplings.
Dumpling ingredients and Rolled Dumplings. | Source
More soup ingredients: Flour, Corn Meal, Coconut Milk Powder, Chive, Parsley, White Pepper
More soup ingredients: Flour, Corn Meal, Coconut Milk Powder, Chive, Parsley, White Pepper | Source
Dough, finely chopped chive & parsley along with Coconut Milk Powder
Dough, finely chopped chive & parsley along with Coconut Milk Powder | Source
Dumplings! All shapes and sizes. Pick your fancy!
Dumplings! All shapes and sizes. Pick your fancy! | Source
The delicious & nutritious end product - Chick Peas Soup or Channa Soup
The delicious & nutritious end product - Chick Peas Soup or Channa Soup | Source
Certified Interntional Primavera 5-Piece Pasta Sets
Certified Interntional Primavera 5-Piece Pasta Sets

These pasta bowls double nicely as appealing soup bowls! They make eating interesting.

 
Rachael Ray Dinnerware Paisley 4-Piece Pasta Bowl Set
Rachael Ray Dinnerware Paisley 4-Piece Pasta Bowl Set

For a flowery hint of elegance, use this bowl for your more formal occasions, like Christmas, Thanksgiving, family reunion, inviting the boss to dinner.

 

Channa or Chick Peas is known by various other names around the world.

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Nutritional Goodness

Can you believe that these unassuming beans can help reduce cholesterol and avoid constipation while strengthening your nervous system? (Encyclopedia of Foods and their Healing Power)

Chick Peas or Channa are also highly recommended for persons suffering from stress and depression and their protein content equals the amount found in meat and eggs.

Great Taste!!!

Whenever I cook this Chick Peas (Garbanzo Beans, Bengal Gram, Channa) Soup, I am never able to stick to eating just one serving and if I make it for friends and family, there are no 'left overs'. But you don't have to take my word or their word for it.

Just try it yourself and you will see what I mean!

Nutrition Facts for Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram)

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 100 grams
Calories 164
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 27 g9%
Sugar 5 g
Fiber 8 g32%
Protein 9 g18%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 243 mg10%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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Here is an interestingly spicy channa/chick peas recipe that you can try - This tastes really well with just plain white rice.

© 2013 Heidi Vincent

For what occasion will you try this soup? What bean soup is your favorite?

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @julieannbrady: Then what are you waiting for JaguarJulie! Make yourself a hearty chickpeas soup this weekend. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed weekend.

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      julieannbrady 3 years ago

      You know, I actually have two cans of chick peas in my cupboard ... hadn't thought of soup ... it sounds delicious.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @ecogranny: You're welcome Graceonline! And yes, when I add dumplings, they're filling and really make a full meal. Have a blessed week.

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      This would be wonderfully satisfying and warming on a blustery, foggy night. We love black beans and cabbage in our soups, and almost every one I make is a little different. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I especially like the idea of the dumplings.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @SusanDeppner: I am sure you will Susan52! Thanks for visiting and have a blessed weekend!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Joanne Reid: Thanks JoanneReid! If you love chickpeas then you will definitely love this soup. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed weekend!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I love navy bean soup. Bet I'd like this, too!

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      Joanne Reid 3 years ago from Prince Edward Island/Arizona

      Oh these look so yummy. And I love chick peas! Thank you.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @CampingmanNW: You're welcome, campingman! Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      CampingmanNW 3 years ago

      I love chick peas. Thanks for a really great sounding recipe. Cheers.

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      sousababy 3 years ago

      I love pretty much all kinds of bean soup - this looks and sounds completely satisfying.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @anonymous: I agree with you awelldressedbullet! It's great, isn't it? Thanks for visiting.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Love anything with chick peas!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Erin Mellor: Thanks ErinMellor. You can use coconut milk in the tin or get a real coconut, blend it with water and squeeze out the milk. Do enjoy it when you try it.

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      Erin Mellor 3 years ago from Europe

      That looks great, but I can't get coconut powder. I'll give it a go with less water and some coconut milk.