Chana Masala

Chana Masala

Chana Masala is a chickpea curry containing green chillies, plenty of spices and tomatoes. This is an easy version of the dish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Keyword: Gluten Free, indian, Vegan, vegan food, Vegan Recipes


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 medium yellow onion finely diced
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 7 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 inch piece ginger grated
  • 3 fresh green birdeye chillies chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 handful coriander stalks chopped
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tbsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tins chickpeas drained
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • handful fresh coriander leaves chopped


  • Heat the oil and fry the cumin seeds for 2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add the onions to the pan and fry for 5 minutes.
  • Grind together the salt, cumin, garlic, ginger, chillies, coriander stalks and tomato puree so it becomes a paste.
  • Stir the paste into the onions along with the remaining spices and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, chickpeas and sugar to the pan and stir. Simmer for around 15 minutes adding water if the Masala becomes too thick.
  • Add lemon juice and coriander leaves and more salt to taste if needed.

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