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Warming Vegan Chana Masala | Well and Full

Warming Vegan Chana Masala

This vegan chana masala is made with a beautiful medley of spices, anchored by fragrant aromatics. Plus, it comes together in about a half hour!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 Medium Sweet Onion diced
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 Can Chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 Cups Vegetable Stock
  • Juice from 1/2 a Lemon
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Curry Powder
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • Pinch Cayenne
  • Small Handful of Cilantro chopped
  • Basmati Rice for Serving optional


  1. Bring a large soup pot to medium heat. Add in the diced sweet onion with a drizzle of olive oil, and sauté until onions are soft - about 7-10 minutes.
  2. Then, add in the minced cloves of garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Be sure to watch the garlic so it doesn't brown!
  3. Then, add in the diced tomatoes and sauté for another 1-2 minutes, so the flavors can really meld.
  4. Add in the vegetable stock, chickpeas, lemon juice, spices, and cilantro, and bring to a simmer.
  5. Simmer chana masala for 5-10 minutes, so the flavors can meld together.
  6. When done, serve in bowls over basmati rice (if desired).
  7. Enjoy!