Thai Coconut Chickpea Stew

Thai Coconut Chickpea Stew
Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.

Thai Coconut Chickpea Stew in an Instant Pot or other electric pressure cooker

As kids head back to school, or off to college, or as we just try to get more on top of our meal prep game for ourselves this fall, here’s an easy soup recipe that you can make in your electric pressure cooker or instant pot.

The base of the recipe is just 5 ingredients to keep it simple on weeknights, but I showed you a couple easy little additions you can make if you want to bump it up a notch.

This recipe is from my new pressure cooker cookbook, which is full of vegan recipes with 5 main ingredients that you can make in your EPC or Instant Pot.

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Thai Coconut Chickpea Stew

This creamy, flavorful soup will spice up any evening. You can switch up the vegetables if you prefer—try carrots or cauliflower. Squeeze in some lime juice at the end for an added flavor pop, and if you have some fresh cilantro or Thai basil, chop some and sprinkle it on top before serving.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time3 minutes
Natural or Quick release10 minutes
Total Time23 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American, Thai
Keyword: electric pressure cooker, instant pot
Servings: 4 bowls
Calories: 400kcal
Author: Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.


  • 8 ounces mushrooms sliced (about 3 cups)
  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas from 1 cup dried, or 2 14oz cans
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 13.5oz can coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Thai chili paste or pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • salt to taste


  • In your electric pressure cooker’s cooking pot, combine the mushrooms, chickpeas, red bell pepper, coconut milk, tamari, chili paste, and ginger. Close and lock the lid and ensure the pressure valve is sealed, then select High Pressure and set the time for 3 minutes.
  • Once the cook time is complete, let the pressure release naturally, about 20 minutes, or quick release it, being careful not to get your fingers or face near the steam release.
  • Once all the pressure has released, carefully unlock and remove the lid. Taste and season with salt.



Preparation tip: You’ll want to cook the chickpeas in advance, since they take so much longer than the other ingredients. I like to cook a big batch of one or two plain beans for the week, which I can then throw into salads or soups like this. Follow my video demo, or just put the dried chickpeas in your electric pressure cooker’s cooking pot with plenty of water to cover, and cook on High Pressure for 30 minutes.
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