Hearty, creamy and bursting with flavour, this stew will warm you to your toes.
Best enjoyed cuddled up by a fire
This rich and warming Sprouted Chickpea Peanut Stew is as simple as it is delicious! It’s inspired by traditional West African Peanut Stew (also called Maafe, domoda or groundnut stew), that’s enjoyed as a staple in many nations throughout Africa. For this recipe, we complimented the peanut flavour with nutty sprouted chickpeas and served it over sprouted brown rice.
The natural peanut butter gives the dish a delicious creaminess, you’d never guess that it’s also vegan. It’s filling, nourishing and homey, perfect for curling up on cool evenings. It’s one of our most loved recipes, and one of our personal favourites!
Sprouting improves taste and texture, reduces cook time, and aids in digestibility and bioavailability. It brings out the natural sweetness and delicate texture of brown rice, and the nutty taste and buttery texture of chickpeas. And, because sprouted chickpeas have already been soaked during the sprouting process, no pre-soaking is required.
Ingredient tips & substitutions
Onion – Any kind will do, we used Spanish onion.
Sweet Potato – They bring a lovely sweetness, but you can also use regular potatoes or a mix of potatoes and carrots.
Diced Tomatoes – Make sure you’re using a kind without added spices. We also choose no sodium so we can control the level of salt in the dish, but regular works fine too. If using whole stewed tomatoes, you will likely need to chop up some of the larger pieces.
Broth – Any kind will work, or you can use bouillon mixed with water.
Cayenne – The amount used in the recipe gives a mild spice, but you can omit it if you prefer.
Chopped Peanuts – an optional garnish but add a lovely crunch! You could also try crunchy peanut butter for a similar texture.
Make sure the sprouted chickpeas are cooked before adding them to the stew. You can use the package directions or one of the methods outlined here. They will cook a little as they simmer in the stew, but they won’t get mushy or overcooked.
This is a perfect make-ahead meal because it tastes even better the next day. Once cool, store in an airtight container in the fridge.
It is naturally vegetarian, vegan and gluten free.