Naual Hansen

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   Warm comfort food for cold winter days. It is not high in fats (2 tbsp. for the whole batch). Nothing can be as simple to make as this tasty homemade chickpea pottage. This pottage tastes wonderful if served warm with homemade warm mash potato. 
   I often make this dish, and the results are the same no matter if it’s made with or without a pressure cooker.

   First I briefly sauteed onions for 3 min with a pinch of salt, then added chopped leek, then chickpeas and vegetable broth cubes with the rest of seasonings. I added a whole amount of water and let it cook until it was tender. At the end I dissolved wheat flour in water and added to pottage. 

   For the mash potato I peeled of potatoes, chopped into small cubes and cooked them in salty water. Once they were nicely tender I mixed them in a blender with soy milk, salt and nutritional yeast. To make the dish look nice I put mash potato into a piping bag with nozzle and decorated warm pottage by making potato florets on the surface of pottage. At the end I sprinkled with fresh parsley.

   Feel free to sprinkle it on top with a bit of freshly ground pepper. It will give a lovely taste.


Simple Chickpea Pottage

Easy and quick comforting dish perfect for cold days
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 2 servings


  • Pot or presure cooker


  • 500 gr of canned chickpeas, drained;
  • 160 gr of onion chopped;
  • 40 gr of fresh leek, green part, chopped;
  • 2 tbsp. of cold pressed rapseed oil;
  • 2 vegetable broth cubes;
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt;
  • 1 tsp. of ground pepper;
  • 0.6 l of water or a bit more;
  • 2.5 tbsp. of wheat flour +1.5dcl of water;
  • some parsley for garnishing.


  • Saute chopped onion in oil with a pinch of salt in a pot for 3 min.
  • Add chopped leek and vegetable broth cubes and stir for 30 seconds. Add drained chickpeas and rest of salt, stir again, then add 0.6 l of water and ground black pepper.
  • Cook on middle heat for 14 min. after boiling point. If you cook in a pressure cooker cook for 7 min after boiling point (under highest pressure).
  • Dissolve flour in 1.5 dcl of water using a fork. Add this mixture into the pot while frequently stirring to distribute it evenly. Do this step while the stove is at middle low temperature. Let it simmer for 1 min.
  • Serve warm with mashed potatoes, season salad and vegan meat, garnish with fresh parsley.

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