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Hearty and saucy with a kick of spice, you're going to want to whip up my super simple chana masala recipe again and again! (vegan & gluten-free)

Super Simple Chana Masala

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Hearty and saucy with a kick of spice, you're going to want to whip up my super simple chana masala recipe again and again!
Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Servings 6 (1 cup servings)
Calories 191
Author Kim Lee

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper minced (seeded as preferred to decrease spiciness)
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala substitute with curry, if that's what you have on-hand
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¾ teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
  • 1 can 28 ounces whole peeled tomatoes, with juices
  • 2 cans 15 ounces each chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 6 cups loosely packed fresh spinach leaves

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes. Add garlic and pepper and continue to cook, stirring frequently for about 3 minutes. While onion, garlic and pepper are softening begin adding spices (garam masala, cumin, ginger, turmeric and salt).
  • Add tomatoes, chickpeas and lemon juice; continue to cook until mixture comes to a boil. Break up large tomatoes as you're stirring mixture.
  • Add spinach, stir occasionally, until slightly wilted.
  • Serve over rice, with warm pita or naan bread. Enjoy!

Notes

Recipe inspired by Cookie + Kate and Simple Healthy Kitchen.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.6g | Protein: 9.4g | Fat: 5.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Sodium: 862.9mg | Fiber: 10.4g | Sugar: 4.7g