Indian chickpea & vegetable soup

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1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 tsp finely grated fresh root ginger
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 tbsp garam masala
850ml vegetable stock
2 large carrots, quartered lengthways and chopped
400g can chickpeas, drained
100g green beans, chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan, then add the onion, ginger and garlic. Fry for 2 mins, then add the garam masala, give it 1 min more, then add the stock and carrots.
  2. Simmer for 10 mins, then add the chickpeas.
  3. Use a stick blender to whizz the soup a little.
  4. Stir in the beans and simmer for 3 mins.
  5. Pack into a flask or, if you’ve got a microwave at work, chill and heat up for lunch. Great with naan bread.
Source: BBC Good Food

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