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Vegan Chickpea Masala

This vegan chickpea masala recipe is so easy to make. It is the perfect weekend meal for when the weather gets you down. Vegan. One pot.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • Immersion Blender


  • 1 tin chickpeas
  • 1 packet vegan Feta cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tin tomatoes
  • 2 fresh tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin ground and whole
  • 1 tsp coriander ground and whole
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Start off by seasoning the chickpeas with some masala, salt and pepper, and olive oil on a baking tray
  • Roast the chickpeas in the oven for about 30 minutes, until they are crispy.
  • While the chickpeas are roasting, add the coriander and cumin seeds to a hot pan.
  • Toast the spices for 5 minutes to release their flavour.
  • Next, add some butter and olive oil into the pan.
  • Stir well to ensure the butter does not burn.
  • Add in the masala, chilli powder and turmeric.
  • After 2 minutes, add in the whole garlic cloves and the fresh tomatoes.
  • Stir continuously for a few minutes.
  • Add in the tinned tomatoes and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the contents to a large upright jar.
  • Blitz the ingredients until they are a smooth paste.
  • Add some more butter to the same pan, when it is melted, add some more masala to the pan.
  • Add the paste back into the pan and turn up the heat.
  • Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add in the Veta and turn off the heat.
  • Serve hot with rice.


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Keyword chickpeas, dinner ideas, easy, family dinner, high protein, home made, one pot, Vegan, Vegetarian