Chana masala – chickpea vegetarian stew


This vegetarian dish of Indian origin, is very healthy and tasty. In this recipe the chickpeas and the tomato sauce are cooked together with a mixture of spices, fresh ginger and onion. This spicy stew goes perfectly with some white rice or naan bread. You can find a great recipe for homemade naan bread right here on this website.

Chana masala – chickpea vegetarian stew
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For 4 Person(s)


  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 onion
  • 1 piece of fresh ginger (about 5 cm)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 piece of fresh chili pepper
  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 0.5 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 0.5 cup water

Chana masala – chickpea vegetarian stew Directions

  1. In a large frying pan heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the cumin seeds and cook until they are fragrant for about 1 minute on medium-high heat.

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  2. Add diced onion and chopped chili pepper, chopped ginger and garlic and cook over medium heat stirring frequently until the onions have softened, about 6 minutes.

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  3. Add the garam masala, turmeric and salt. Stir and cook for 1 minute over medium heat then add the water and stir well scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.

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  4. Add tomatoes and previously drained chickpeas. Bring to a simmer then reduce the heat, cover with lid and cook over medium flame for 20 minutes stirring occasionally.

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  5. If the stew is too watery removed the lid and continue to cook for another 5 minutes or until the sauce has thickened. Serve hot.

    lot of love. B.

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Nutrition facts

(diet, vegetarian, gluten free, lactose free)
Per Serving


Saturday, 29 October 2016
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