Chocolate Chilli Pumpkin Stew with Chickpeas
30 min

Dark chocolate, chilli powder and cinnamon add heat and wonderful depth of flavour to this simple pumpkin stew. Chickpeas add protein and fibre, while making this dish extra hearty. Serve over rice or quinoa with a generous topping of fresh parsley.


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot. Add the onions and garlic and cook until fragrant and the onions are softened (about 5 minutes). Add the pumpkin, whole wheat flour, cinnamon, chilli powder, worcestershire sauce and tomato paste and stir to combine. Next, stir in the diced tomatoes and vegetable stock.
  2. Bring the stew to a boil, then reduce to simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the pumpkin is fully cooked and the liquid has reduced.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the chickpeas and grated chocolate.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve with cooked rice or quinoa and a topping of fresh parsley.

Notes | Acorn, butternut or kabocha squash can be substituted for pumpkin in this recipe. If you prefer less, heat, reduce the amount of chilli powder by half.

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