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quick and easy chana masala
Easy Chana Masala | Vegan Chickpeas Curry { Indian }
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins

This 30 Minutes One pot Chana Masala  is a wholesome flavoursome and healthy Curry served with Rice, Roti or Naan Bread.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chickpeas, curry, one pot, vegan
Servings: 5 People
Author: Sandhya Hariharan
  • 2 Can of Cooked Chickpeas/ Garbanzo Beans
  • 2 Medium sized finely chopped onion red, yellow or white - either of them will work
  • 1 Can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Green Chilli Slit
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Tbsp Ginger - Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp Chilli Powder
  • 2 1/2 Tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • 11/2 Cup Water
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  1. Heat oil in a deep pan , add Cumin Seeds. Once they splutter add Ginger- Garlic Paste, Slit green chillies & onions. Sauté them for a few minutes until raw smell is eliminated. Adding a pinch of salt to onions evaporates the water content quickly.
  2. Now add a can of diced tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder and sauté them until it mixes well with the onion mixture and the oil begins to separate. Blend this mixture well in a blender after cooling down if you like the texture smooth. 

  3. But if you don’t mind it a bit chunky, continue cooking. Add  coriander powder, garam masala, salt, chickpeas and 11/2 cup of water.

  4. Stir well and allow this mixture to cook  for at least 10 minutes until desired consistency is achieved. Check for seasoning and spices and add more if needed. 

  5. Add Lemon Juice and garnish with coriander leaves.
  6. Serve this easy Chana Masala with Uncle Ben’s Long Grain Rice.