• Vivienne

Vegan Chana Masala... Flavorful and spicy!

Updated: Mar 10, 2020

Chana masala is one of the most popular Indian dishes made with a tomato base and protein packed chickpeas. It’s full of flavor and spicy! Check out this simple, yet delicious recipe.


4 cloves of garlic

1 finely chopped onion

.5 inch of fresh ginger root

1 tbsp of sunflower oil

2, 14 ounce cans of diced tomatoes

2, 14 ounce cans of chickpeas (drained and rinsed)

1 tbsp garam masala

1 tbsp turmeric powder

1 tbsp cumin powder

1/8 tsp cayenne powder

1/8 tsp ground black pepper

1/8 tsp of sea salt

Fresh spinach or cilantro to garnish


1. Add garlic, onion, ginger and oil to large pot over medium heat until throughly browned. Stir frequently for approximately 6 minutes.

2. Add tomatoes and spices to sautéed mixture in the large pot. Cook on medium-low with cover firmly on pot. Stir occasionally for 15 minutes.

3. Add chickpeas. Continue to cook on medium-low heat with cover on pot. Stir occasionally for 15 minutes.

4. Lower heat to low for 5 to 10 minutes.

5. Remove from heat. Garnish with freshly chopped spinach or cilantro. Enjoy!


*Chana Masala is served great with a vegan or non-vegan whole wheat naan or basmati rice but for a healthier option Chana Masala can be served over steamed fresh vegetables, which is my pick any day of the week.

*Puree step 1 and 2 for a smoother sauce.

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