Spicy Chick-Peas and Swede

Spicy Chick-Peas and Swede

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Swedes are a variety of turnip originally introduced to this country from Sweden. They have a delicate flavour and good colour which is useful in stews or makes a delicious puree.
Servings: 4
Calories: 377


  • 8 oz dried chick-peas soaked overnight
  • 8 oz swede peeled and roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 oz butter
  • 1 medium onion skinned and roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 lb tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 2 oz Cheddar cheese grated
  • wholemeal bread to serve


  • 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 150 ml (1/4 pint) 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 wholemeal bread.
Calories: 377 kcal
Carbohydrates: 48 g
Protein: 17 g
Fat: 14g
Saturated Fat: 7 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 30 mg
Sodium: 167 mg
Potassium: 1013 mg
Fiber: 13 g
Sugar: 13 g
Vitamin A: 1392 IU
Vitamin C: 37 mg
Calcium: 215 mg
Iron: 5 mg
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