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21 December 2012,01:26 by
Ponmathi Srilekha.S

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Serves :

Preparation Time :
30 minutes

Cooking Time :
1 hour 30 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Drain the chick-peas and rinse under running cold water.
  • Put in a large saucepan, cover with plenty of fresh cold water and slowly bring to the boil.
  • Cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until just tender. Drain well.
  • Put the swede in a saucepan and cover with cold salted water.
  • Bring to the boil, then simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain, reserving cooking liquor.
  • Heat the butter in a medium saucepan, add the onion, cumin, oregano and paprika and fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Stir in the flour. Cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes, then gradually stir in the reserved liquor.
  • Bring to boil, stir in tomatoes. Cover and simmer for 2- 3 minutes.
  • Add the chick-peas and swede and stir over a gentle heat for a few minutes until hot.
  • Season to taste and serve, topped with a sprinkling of Cheddar cheese and accompanied by whole meal bread.
  • Serve it.


  • 100 grams dried chick-peas, soaked overnight
  • 100 grams swede, peeled and roughly chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 15 grams butter
  • ½ medium onion, skinned and roughly chopped
  • 2 ml cumin seeds
  • 1.5 ml dried oregano
  • 5 ml paprika
  • 10 ml plain flour
  • 250 grams tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 25 grams Cheddar cheese, grated
  • Whole meal bread, to serve

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