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Quick & Easy Chana Masala

gluten free
wheat free
kid friendly
quick meals, fast feeds
low fat low sugar, diabetic friendly
cheap as chickpeas
1 spoon difficulty rating

30

Serves: 4-5

Quick & Easy Chana Masala

This chana masala is incredibly rich in flavour, very cheap to make, extremely easy and healthy too! Stock up on spices and you're all good to go... definitely one to add to the weekly recipes! 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cloves garlic (use pre-chopped garlic for extra speedy option)
  • 1-2 inches root ginger, grated (optional)
  • 1 fresh chilli (optional) 
  • 3 tsp ground cumin
  • 3 tsp ground coriander 
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala 
  • 6 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 x 400g tins chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 500ml strong vegan stock
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (fresh or bottled)
  • 2 handfuls of spinach (optional)

To serve: brown rice, unsweetened vegan yoghurt, fresh coriander, toasted mixed seeds and our delicious easy naan bread

Method: 

  1. Fry the (optional) grated ginger and fresh chilli in a little oil for a few minutes. 
  2. Add the garlic and fry for a further minute. 
  3. Add all of the spices and fry for another minute, adding a little more oil if necessary. 
  4. Add the chickpeas, tomatoes and tomato puree to the pan and stir into the spice mix. 
  5. Pour over the stock and simmer for 20 minutes until the chickpeas are soft and the liquid has reduced down. 
  6. Stir through the lemon juice and spinach a few minutes before serving and add a little salt or more stock (in a tiny bit of water) if necessary. Enjoy :)

 

 

 

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