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Healthy Vegan Recipes: Curried chickpea pita pockets

Curried chickpea pita pockets by PETAIndia

Written by Editorial Team |Updated : February 22, 2014 11:55 PM IST

curried chickpea pita pocketsThis is a convenient, nutritious meal for people on the run. Since it's low in fat and cholesterol-free, it will also help keep your heart running.


2 Tbsp olive oil or water
2 medium onions
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp turmeric
1 green bell pepper, sliced
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
4 firm tomatoes, chopped
2 tsp chopped fresh coriander (cilantro)
1 15-oz can chickpeas, drained
4 pita pockets, halved

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In a frying pan, heat the olive oil or water and saut the onion and garlic for about 2 minutes. Stir in the cumin and turmeric. Add the green pepper and saut a few minutes longer, stirring constantly. Add the celery, mushrooms and tomatoes and stir well. Cook for another minute. Sprinkle the coriander on top. Stir the chickpeas into the mixture, reduce the heat and cook for 5 minutes. Spoon the chickpea mixture into each pita pocket and serve. (Read: Vegan diet: Yes it's possible to get protein without animal cruelty)

Makes 4 servings

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Also check out other healthy vegan recipes: Stir-fried tofu with vegetables, Spicy sesame noodles, Mung Dal Soup, Vegetarian chilli with mixed beans.

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