In terms of one pot, nourishing and soul-satisfying meals, chickpea curry or Chana Masala certainly takes the cake. There are a certainly a plethora of recipes for this dish, and rightfully so. However, this recipe is a wildfire of flavor. It is just the right compromise of warming heat, tangy tomato gravy, with a backbone of spices and aromatics.

Everyday Chickpea Curry [Vegan]

Calories

272

Serves

4

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Ingredients

  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 inch of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, small diced
  • 1 can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 2 cans chickpeas (reserving 1/2 a cup of the chickpea brine)
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • A sprinkle of chili flakes or cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 1 cup of cilantro, stems chopped, leaves for garnish
  • Juice from 1/4 of a lemon
  • Salt and freshly cracked pepper
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Preparation

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onions and cook for 8-10 min, until golden, stirring often. Add a splash of water if they begin to burn.
  2. Add the garlic, ginger, and the spices. Cook on medium for 1-2 min, stirring often, until aromatic.
  3. Add the can of tomatoes and squish them with your hands in the pot, or with a spoon or spatula, leaving small bite-sized chunks behind. Add the chickpeas, cilantro stems, and the reserved chickpea water. (or just water).
  4. Season generously with salt and pepper and bring to a boil over high heat.
  5. Once boiling, loosely cover and simmer on low for 30 min, until reduced slightly and the flavors have gotten acquainted.
  6. Taste and season again. Squeeze the lemon juice, stir and serve!
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Notes

Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve with naan, or on a bed of basmati rice.

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Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 272 | Carbs: 46 g | Fat: 9 g | Protein: 13 g | Sodium: 818 mg | Sugar: 2 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.