Chana Masala (Punjabi-Style Chickpeas)

Punjabi style chole is a spicy chickpea curry which is also a vegan meal prep that you can take to work or prepare for dinner. This is best served with rice or a flatbread, or if you are looking for a low-carbohydrate alternative, cauliflower rice.

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Punjabi-Style Chickpea (Chole) Meal Prep


  • Author: Mani
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Meal Preps 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Punjabi-style chole is a spicy chickpea curry which is also a vegan meal prep that you can take to work or prepare for dinner. This is best served with rice or a flatbread, or if you are looking for a low-carbohydrate alternative, cauliflower rice.


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Ingredients

Chickpeas

  • 2 Cans of Chickpeas (480g once drained)

Spices and Gravy

  • Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Large Onion (finely, chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Paste
  • 400g Canned Tomatoes
  • 2 Bay Leaves (optional)
  • 2 Green Cardamons (optional)
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Turmeric
  • 2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 Cup Water
  • Salt and Black Pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  1. Add vegetable oil to your pre-heated pan. Add the onions and sauté for three minutes.
  2. Add the garlic paste, ginger paste, bay leaves, and green cardamons. Sauté until golden.
  3. Add the canned tomatoes. Followed by salt, black pepper, ground cumin, ground coriander, red chilli powder, ground turmeric and garam masala. Stir to combine.
  4. Add the chickpeas, and cup of water. Cover and simmer on low heat for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Remove cover and stir to combine. Allow to stand for 5 minutes and it will be ready to serve with rice.

Notes

  • For meal prep purposes, refrigerate up to 4 days.
  • This is best served with rice or a flatbread, but for a low-carb alternative, I suggest cauliflower rice.
  • This is a traditional recipe but also a good vegan meal prep too. 
  • Category: Vegan Meal Prep
  • Method: One-Pot Recipe
  • Cuisine: Punjabi

Keywords: Punjabi Style Chickpea, Punjabi Chole

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