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Chana Masala

  • Preparation:  min
    Time:  min
  • Easy
  • 4
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Time: 20 min
  • Easy
  • 4

I love making curry. It has to be one of my all-time favourites and this Chana Masala is no exception. Rich in nutrients thanks to the inclusion of chickpeas, this mild, spicy dish is full of protein and fibre making it perfect for a vegan diet.


Chana Masala

  • 1 red or white onion
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger
  • 1 green chilli (inc seeds)
  • 3 tsps of light olive oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 & 1/2 tsps of cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp of garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp of ground coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
  • Pinch of chilli flakes
  • Pinch of salt
  • 200ml of water
  • 300g chickpeas (cooked)
  • 6-8 baby corn (chopped)
  • Handful of spinach (roughly chopped)

How to make this Chana Masala

1. In a food processor/blender add in the red or white onion (I used red onion) and garlic and blend until finely chopped.

2. Add in the ginger, tomatoes and green chilli. Whiz up until a paste forms. This will take around 2 minutes on high.

3. Heat the oil in a large wok/pan over medium heat and add in 2 bay leaves and cumin seeds. Leave to release flavours for 30 seconds.

4. Once the oil is hot, add in the paste mixture along with the garam masala, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt, water and chilli flakes. Stir with a wooden spoon, then add in the chopped baby corn. Add in more water if needed! Cover with a lid and allow to cook for 5 minutes or until the babycorn softens.

5.Add in the chickpeas and spinach, keep stirring to prevent sticking. Cover with the lid and allow to cook. This will take around 5-10 minutes.

I served my masala with poppadoms, wholegrain rice, spinach and some cheeky samosas. Curry nights never tastes so good! Keep in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days!

I hope you give this Chana Masala a try! And if you do, be sure to tag the picture #AvogelRecipes on Instagram so we can see it :)

This recipe is full of goodness

  • A good source of protein
  • High in dietary fibre
  • Rich in iron, manganese & folate

Chickpeas are a tasty vegetarian-friendly source of protein. They are also rich in dietary fibre, which helps to prevent digestive disorders and they can boost energy due to their high iron content.

About Holly Jade

Hello I am Holly Jade & I am the owner of The Little Blog of Vegan. I post yummy recipes, advice & beauty tips daily. Everything I talk about is vegan & cruelty-free. I love to be as healthy as possible, but I do love to make the odd sweet treat recipe. I also love to post my own adorable & pastel daily photos on Instagram, why not check it out & come on the journey with me :)

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