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Easy One Pot Chana Masala

Vegan Chana Masala

This easy one pot vegan chana masala is perfect for your week day meals! It is bursting with flavor and feels like a hug in a bowl.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian


  • 1 tsp oil any neutral oil
  • ½ medium onion chopped small
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 bell pepper chopped finely
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 3 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp coriander
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • 1.5 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 can lite coconut milk 14 ounces
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1 can chickpeas rinsed and drained


  • Warm a nonstick pot over medium heat.
  • Add the oil to the pot and let it heat up.
  • Add the onions to the pot and cook them until they become slightly translucent.
  • Then add in the minced garlic and bell peppers. Let this cook down until the peppers have slightly softened.
  • Add in all of the spices and allow them to bloom for a few minutes with the veggies. Stir frequently and add a few splashes of water to keep the spices from sticking and burning.
  • Pour in the can of coconut milk. Add the green peas and chickpeas. Stir well and make sure there is no sticking.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and let simmer for at least 30 minutes. Be sure to stir often to avoid burning.
  • Serve over rice or serve with naan.
Keyword meal prep, One pot, vegan