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Chana Masala

This Chana Masala is an amazingly easy one pot meal which is done in under 20 minutes. The whole family will love its authentic spices, the green chilis. It is budget friendly, filling and no one would taste it is naturally vegan.

Full pot of Chana Masala fresh from the stove.

Tikka Masala recipes like this Chickpea Tikka Masala are always my to go. Seriously this is the one dish that I can eat almost everyday.

If you’re looking for more chickpea recipes, look no further. Use the search bar and type “chickpea”.

Be sure to enjoy good recipes like these my Moroccan Chickpea Lentil Potato Casserole, the Chickpea Lentil Shepherd’s Pie, or the Lentil Chickpea Yellow Curry.

Cilantro is a perfect addition to the vegan Indian meal.

Be sure this Chana Masala is no exception.

It is filling, rich in protein, made in one pot and with mixed spices to make sure it is packed with flavor.

Delicious plain on its own, or over rice, quinoa or with bread.

Chickpeas give this recipe the right texture.

What’s in this Chana Masala spice mix

  • Garam masala
  • cumin
  • chili powder

 

  • fenugreek
  • fresh garlic
  • garlic powder
  • green chilis

A wooden spoon in the pot.

What you need for this Chana Masala Recipe

  • chickpeas
  • chopped tomatoes
  • onions
  • masala spices (see recipe for quantities)

Perfect easy vegan lunch or dinner option.

How to make Chana Masala

First heat a pot with 2 Tbs vegetable oil (canola, sunflower or coconut oil will work) or simply replace it with a the same amount of vegetable broth to make it oil free. Add now onions, minced garlic, chopped green chilis, and all the spices like garam masala, cumin, fenugreek, chili powder, garlic powder. Fry for around 2 minutes.

Next add chickpeas (do not drain one of the cans) and the chopped tomatoes. Cook for around 8 minutes longer, then serve on plates or in bowls.

This simple vegetarian recipe is delicious plain, but also great over rice to make it even more filling.

So good for dinner, lunch, meal prep and so much more. Always a keeper and winner for everyone.

Step by step instructions how to make Chana Masala.

Slow cooker variation

If you have a slow cooker you can add all ingredients to it and set a time when it should be ready. 

Can I freeze this Chana Masala? Yes absolutely you can. It will stay fresh for around 3 days in the fridge or it can be frozen for 2 months.

But it is really fast to maker and as with everything fresh tastes always best.

This Chana Masala is easy to make in one pot and packed with flavor. Budget friendly, delicious and surely a favorite that the whole family will love. #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegetarian #onepotmeals #chanamasala #lunch #dinner #mealprep #contentednesscooking #budgetmeals

If you try this, tag me on Instagram or Facebook.

Always excited to see all your remakes.

Cheers, Florian.

Perfect easy vegan lunch or dinner option.

Chana Masala

Yield: 4

This Chana Masala is an amazingly easy one pot meal which is done in under 20 minutes. The whole family will love its authentic spices, the green chilis. It is budget friendly, filling and no one would taste it is naturally vegan.

Ingredients

  • 2 x 15 oz cans chickpeas, reserve liquid from one can
  • Chana Masala spice mix (2 Tbs garam masala, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp chili powder, 1 Tbs garlic powder, 3 cloves minced garlic, 1/2 tsp turmeric, 2 green chilis, 1/4 tsp fenugreek)
  • 2 x 15 oz cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 onion, diced
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. First heat a pot with 2 Tbs vegetable oil (canola, sunflower or coconut oil will work) or simply replace it with a the same amount of vegetable broth to make it oil free. Add now onions, minced garlic, chopped green chilis, and all the spices like garam masala, cumin, fenugreek, chili powder, garlic powder. Fry for around 2 minutes.
  2. Next add chickpeas (do not drain one of the cans) and the chopped tomatoes. Cook for around 8 minutes longer, then serve on plates or in bowls.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2.5 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 393Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 0.7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 26.2mgCarbohydrates: 69.1gFiber: 13.4gSugar: 17.2gProtein: 20.9g
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Jessi

Sunday 24th of November 2019

Delish! I added coconut milk to get some fat content in for my son. Great recipe and super easy! I ended up using my crock pot too! Thanks so much!