This vegan chili recipe is hearty, and filling. With a mix of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), beans, sweet corn, and Ethiopian spices, this vegan African chili is easy to make, bursting with flavours and nutrients and a secret umami ingredient.

 

This vegan chili recipe is hearty, and filling. With a mix of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), beans, sweet corn, and Ethiopian spices, this vegan African chili is easy to make, bursting with flavours and nutrients and a secret umami ingredient..

Thanksgiving is come and gone, and it’s snowing outside. Two stark reminders that the winter is making its way (slowly but surely) over here. As the temperatures drop, all I need is this bowl of vegan Ethiopian chili.

Please do not get me wrong. It’s not that I think the world needs yet another chili recipe. However, what I do know, is that I need this chili recipe, which has been inspired by this chickpea curry recipe, in my life. You probably do too. Because there are so many secrets in this assuming chili bowl that will have you hooked, in every sense.

 

This vegan chili recipe is hearty, and filling. With a mix of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), beans, sweet corn, and Ethiopian spices, this vegan African chili is easy to make, bursting with flavours and nutrients and a secret umami ingredient.

 

The secret starts with the chili blend. Berbere spice, cumin, ginger and finely chopped fresh oregano come together to create an amazing chili with loads of flavour.

Then of course, there is the matter of the garbanzo beans. Freshly boiled. Because there is no place for canned garbanzo beans in this recipe. So plan ahead, because dried garbanzo beans need to be soaked over-night (at the minimum) or for up to 17 hours, and then boiled for at least 1.5 hours.

 

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And with the red kidney beans also in tow, you won’t have to worry about thickening this chili. Just simmer and go. And finally, the shiitake mushrooms add a powerful dose of umami, so much so, you won’t believe this chili recipe does not contain meat.

Because, at the end of a cold winters day, there is nothing more satisfying than a bowl of seriously good chili.

 

This vegan chili recipe is hearty, and filling. With a mix of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), beans, sweet corn, and Ethiopian spices, this vegan African chili is easy to make, bursting with flavours and nutrients and a secret umami ingredient.

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Vegan Ethiopian Chickpea (Garbanzo Beans) Chilli Recipe
Vegan Ethiopian Chickpea (Garbanzo Beans) Chilli Recipe
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This vegan Ethiopian chickpea chili recipe is hearty, and filling. With a mix of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), beans, and sweet corn, this vegan African chilli is easy to make and bursting with flavours and nutrients.
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes
Vegan Ethiopian Chickpea (Garbanzo Beans) Chilli Recipe
Vegan Ethiopian Chickpea (Garbanzo Beans) Chilli Recipe
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This vegan Ethiopian chickpea chili recipe is hearty, and filling. With a mix of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), beans, and sweet corn, this vegan African chilli is easy to make and bursting with flavours and nutrients.
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes
Ingredients
Vegetables & Fruit
Herbs and Spices
Other Condiments
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Instructions
Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)
  1. Place the chickpeas in a glass bowl. Add enough water to cover the chickpeas, and then some. Leave to soak for at least 12 hours, preferably overnight.
  2. To cook the chickpeas, drain the soaking liquid and place the chickpeas in a saucepan. Add 500ml of water to the chickpeas and cook on medium heat for 1.5 - 2 hours, or until the chickpeas are done.
  3. When done, drain the chickpeas, reserving the liquid (aquafaba) for other uses, and set the chickpeas aside for this recipe.
Chilli
  1. Add the dried shiitake mushrooms to a bowl of boiling water. Leave to rehydrate for approximately 15 minutes. When sufficiently rehydrated, roughly chop the shiitake mushrooms and set aside.
  2. Add the chopped sun-dried tomatoes, and all the spices (berbere spice, ground cumin, coriander and turmeric) and the dried oregano. Stir-fry for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Place a dutch oven on the medium heat setting on the stove. When hot, add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil. Then add the chopped onions, garlic and ginger and sauté for 3 - 4 minutes until the onions are soft and coloured.
  4. Then add the tomato sauce, sugar, vegetable stock cube, red kidney beans sweet corn, re-hydrated shiitake mushrooms and the 150ml of water. Stir to mix all the ingredients, and taste and add salt/pepper to your liking. Then cover the pan, and allow to simmer on low heat for 60 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and allow to rest for a few minutes before serving.
Recipe Notes

* I am using pre-cooked red kidney beans for this recipe

** Sun-dried tomatoes should be very finely chopped

*** Onions should be finely chopped

**** You only need a handful of dried apricots, chopped into small cubes

***** fresh ginger should be grated or very finely chopped

To test for chickpea done-ness, take a chickpea between your thumb and index finger. Press lightly but firmly. The chickpea should "give easily" with the pressure from your fingers.

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Nutrition Facts
Vegan Ethiopian Chickpea (Garbanzo Beans) Chilli Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 397 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 566mg 24%
Potassium 1279mg 37%
Total Carbohydrates 79g 26%
Dietary Fiber 17g 68%
Sugars 27g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 24%
Vitamin C 57%
Calcium 11%
Iron 36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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The information shown is an estimate, and does not replace a professional nutritionist’s advice.

 


 

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This vegan chili recipe is hearty, and filling. With a mix of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), beans, sweet corn, and Ethiopian spices, this vegan African chili is easy to make, bursting with flavours and nutrients and a secret umami ingredient.

 

 

Emem

Afro-fusion Food Lover.
Sustainable Food Advocate.
Completely nuts about Avocado.

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This vegan chili recipe is hearty, and filling. With a mix of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), beans, sweet corn, and Ethiopian spices, this vegan African chili is easy to make, bursting with flavours and nutrients and a secret umami ingredient.