Chick pea stew (etli nohut)

Main Dish
4 servings
10 min
15 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
1 cup dried chick peas

200 g stewing beef

2 medium sized onions

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 table spoon tomato paste

1/2 table spoon red pepper paste (optionally choose spicy)



Hot water


  • Soak the dried chick peas in plenty of water overnight.
  • The next day, if you are not using a pressure cooker, you will need to boil the chick peas in a pot and enough water to cover the chick peas to soften them first and drain.
  • If you are using canned peas, you can skip the previous steps.
  • Just drain and wash the chick peas.
  • Also, you'll need to cook the meat before you add in canned chick peas to avoid them turning to mush.
  • Put chopped onions into a pot with olive oil.
  • Add in the stewing beef and stir fry a little.
  • Cover and reduce heat and cook until the meat is softAdd in chick peas, tomato paste, pepper paste, salt and pepper.
  • Add in boiled waterCook for another 5-10 minutesServe with sticky rice or bread.

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