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Recipe  •  16 June 2022


Chickpea Glow Bowl

Enjoy this wholesome, beautifully spiced meal from the Fibre Fuelled Cookbook.

During the era of Indian maharajas and maharanis, royal chefs created exuberant spice blends for a complex, aromatic culinary experience. The composition of garam masala differs regionally across India, and may include up to thirty different ingredients. According to Ayurvedic tradition, garam masala is properly named for its ability to enhance digestive fire, or agni, which supports strong immunity and a long, healthy life.

FODMAP note: This recipe uses 170g of chickpeas to make 4 servings. Note that 40g of canned chickpeas is considered low FODMAP, while 80g is considered moderate FODMAP.


8 Plant Points | Serves 4

  • 2 teaspoons garlic-infused olive oil or stock, plus more as garnish (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chives (fresh or freeze-dried)
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 170g canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 400g tofu, drained and cut into cubes
  • One 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 370g cooked quinoa
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 180g diced cucumber, to garnish
  • Fresh flat-leaf parsley, to garnish

Heat the garlic-infused olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the chives, paprika, cumin, garam masala, turmeric, salt, black pepper, cayenne, chickpeas, and tofu.

Stir occasionally and cook for about 5 minutes, until the tofu starts to get a little crisp on the outside.

Add the chopped tomatoes and allow the mixture to simmer for about 20 minutes while you prep the rest of the ingredients.

To assemble the bowls, fill with a base of cooked quinoa, then top with the chickpea-tofu mixture.

Drizzle with lemon juice and more olive oil, if desired. Garnish with the diced cucumber and fresh parsley.

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