Chickpea and quinoa curry with toasted naan

Vegetarian, Soy Free, Low Calorie

2 Servings, 560 Calories/Serving

25 – 35 Minutes

Dill might not be the first ingredient that comes to mind when you think about India-inspired dishes, but then again, neither is quinoa. That’s what we mean by the phrase, “Sun Basket spin”—unexpected additions can take classic dishes to new heights. In this one-pot curry, dill stands up to the bold flavors in our chickpea spice blend, and quinoa soaks up the sauce, while providing more protein and fiber than even brown rice.


  • 1 or 2 shallots
  • 1 carrot
  • ¼ cup white quinoa
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • Chickpea spice blend (cumin - sweet smoked paprika - oregano - coriander - cinnamon)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • Fresh dill
  • 1 naan
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt



Prep the stew ingredients

  • Peel and thinly slice the shallots.
  • Scrub or peel the carrot and trim off the ends; cut the carrot in half lengthwise, then on the diagonal into ¼-inch-thick slices.
  • In a fine-mesh strainer, rinse the quinoa.
  • Rinse the chickpeas.


Make the chickpea and quinoa stew

In a medium sauce pot over medium heat, warm 2 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the shallots, season with salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and starting to caramelize, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the carrot and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the spice blend and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Add the quinoa, chickpeas, tomato paste, tomatoes, and 3 cups water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the quinoa is tender, 18 to 20 minutes. While the stew simmers, prepare the dill and naan.


Chop the dill; toast the naan

Coarsely chop the dill.
In a dry frying or grill pan over medium heat, warm the naan until lightly toasted, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Alternatively, toast it in a toaster. Tear in half.


Finish the stew

Remove the stew from the heat, stir in the dill, and season to taste with salt and pepper.



Transfer the stew to individual bowls, dollop with the yogurt, and serve with the naan.

Nutrition per serving: Calories: 560, Protein: 21 g, Total Fat: 20 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 11 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.5 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Carbohydrates: 76 g, Fiber: 11 g, Added Sugar: 0 g, Sodium: 510 mg

Contains: milk, wheat

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