Chickpea & Seitan Curried Stew

Chickpea & Seitan Curried Stew

Chickpea & Seitan Curried Stew with onion, carrots, tomatoes, and coconut cream. This sweet & spicy dish is hearty and delicious and can be served with basmati rice or couscous. You can also replace the seitan with beef and substitute the coconut cream for dairy-based heavy cream.


Serves: 6-8 Time: 45-60 minutes

Chickpea & Seitan Curried Stew

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • 1 lb seitan, cut into strips
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 large carrot, julienned
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, peeled & minced
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • Optional toppings: Sriracha, chopped pistachios, minced cilantro or mint
  • Coconut or vegetable oil for cooking
  • Couscous or basmati rice for serving


  1. In a large skillet, set heat to medium-high. Once hot, add a heaping tablespoon of coconut oil.
  2. Begin searing the seitan, cooking for about 7-10 minutes until lightly seared on each side.
  3. Remove from the skillet, turn off the heat, and set aside.
  4. Then, in a 4-quart pot, set heat to medium. Once hot, add enough oil to lightly coat the bottom of the pot.
  5. Begin sautéeing the onions with a pinch of salt, cooking for 5-7 minutes. Then, add in the garlic and ginger and cook for 2-3 more minutes. Then add the carrots and cook for another 5 minutes.
  6. Then, add in the seasonings and stir for one minute. Add a hefty splash of the vegetable broth to deglaze the pan.
  7. Add the vegetable broth, cinnamon sticks, raisins, chickpeas, and tomatoes. Cover the pot with a lid and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes, uncovered.
  8. Finally, add the coconut cream, seitan, and lemon juice. Turn off the heat and allow it to hang out together, uncovered, for 10 more minutes so the flavors can blend together.
  9. Remove the cinnamon sticks. Serve with rice or couscous and top with optional toppings, and enjoy!

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