Indian Veggie Potato & Chickpea Soup | Slimming Friendly

January 31, 2020
indian veggie potato & chickpea soup
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This Indian veggie potato and chickpea soup is packed full of speed foods, and makes a fantastic quick lunch or light dinner. 

As the recipe here makes four portions, it’s a great option for batch cooking and taking into work with you, or for just having in the fridge when you need a warm and comforting snack. 

For the full ingredients list and detailed instructions, see the recipe card at the end of this post. Make sure you check out this important information first though…

How many calories are in this slimming chickpea soup recipe? 

There are just 125 calories in one serving of this soup. 

For context, the average man needs to consume around 2,500 calories a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For the average woman, it’s around 2,000 calories a day.

If you’re aiming to lose weight, you’ll want to consume less than this to help you to reach your goals! 

To find out more about calories, visit the NHS website.

How many Slimming World Syns are in this recipe? 

Syns are trademarked by Slimming World, and the precise and up to date values are only available to paying members. 

As such, I’ve made the decision to omit the Syn values from my recipes moving forward. 

Be assured though that the recipes here will always be made to be slimming friendly. 

Refer to the Slimming World app to calculate the Syns, or speak with your consultant. 

If you’re not already a paying member, you can find joining offers in women’s magazines throughout the year. 

How to serve your soup

This soup makes for a delicious lunch or light dinner in its own right. 

It is, of course, even better, with a slice or two of bread. 

If your slimming plan allows for it, then you could even serve it alongside some mini naan breads! 

Equipment you’ll need to make this soup 

You’ll need a stick blender to make this recipe. 

I received a stick blender as a gift when I moved into my first home, and to be honest, I wondered if I’d ever get any use out of it. 

Actually though, it turns out that I use mine all the time these days! They’re a particularly good purchase if you like making soups, as you can whizz them up super quick to get the desired texture, and create a thicker, satisfying consistency. 

Searching for more slimming friendly recipe inspiration? 

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Take a look at a few that have been particularly popular recently… 

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Indian Veggie Potato & Chickpea Soup

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 125kcal


  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 potato chopped into small squares
  • 1/2 inch piece ginger finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli sliced
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 400g tin chickpeas drained
  • 900 ml vegetable stock
  • 100 g green beans trimmed and chopped
  • Low calorie cooking spray


  • Heat a pan over a medium heat, and spritz with low calorie cooking spray. Add the onion, garlic, ginger, and chilli, and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add the garam masala, stir well, and fry for another minute.
  • Add the stock, carrots, and potatoes, and simmer for 12-15 minutes, or until the veggies have softened.
  • Add the chickpeas and stir well. Using a stick blender, whizz the soup a little so it reaches your desired consistency. Leave plenty of chunks if you like a chunky soup.
  • Add the green beans, stir, and simmer for a further 3-4 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!


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Calories: 125kcal

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One response to “Indian Veggie Potato & Chickpea Soup | Slimming Friendly”

  1. This sounds delicious. I love warming, filling soups like this

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