Chana Masala

Wonderful Bean Recipes

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A delicious one pot wonder of a meal.



34 tablespoons vegetable stock

1 large yellow onion, peeled and finely diced

1 teaspoon kosher salt

3 sticks celery, finely chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon curry powder OR garam masala

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

1, 15 oz cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1, 28 oz can crushed tomatoes

2 cups best quality vegetable stock

2 cups baby spinach or baby kale

Fresh cilantro  and vegan sour cream for serving


Heat the 3-4 tablespoons vegetable stock in  a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Add the onion and cook on a medium/low heat until translucent, about 15 minutes.

Sprinkle over the spices, fresh ginger, cumin, curry powder OR garam masala, coriander and turmeric. Stir well.

Add the celery and garlic, cook for a further 3 minutes taking care not to burn the garlic.

Add the chickpeas, combine well making sure the chickpeas are coated in the spices.

Pour in the crushed tomatoes and vegetable stock. Bring to the boil, turn down to a simmer and partially cover the pot. Allow to simmer away for at least 35-40 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Scatter the baby spinach or baby kale into the pot, they will wilt in the heat of the liquid. Stir to combine.

Remove from heat, garnish with plenty of fresh cilantro and a swirl of tofu sour cream if desired.