BEST Chana Masala with Brown Rice (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Sharon Palmer

The vibrantly flavored, Indian classic comfort food, Chana Masala with Brown Rice, is one of my all time favorite dishes. And it’s super easy to make this classic dish at home, too with a few simple ingredients—chickpeas, canned tomatoes, spices, and brown rice. I promise this recipe for Chana Masala will be on your weekly menu rotation for weeks to come!

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BEST Chana Masala with Brown Rice (Vegan, Gluten-Free)


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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 16 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

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The vibrantly flavored, Indian classic comfort food, Chana Masala with Brown Rice, is super easy to make at home with a few simple ingredients—chickpeas, canned tomatoes, spices, and brown rice.

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Instructions

  1. Cook brown rice in water, according to package directions, until tender. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large sauté pan, skillet, or pot and add onion, chili, ginger, garlic, cumin, coriander, mustard, turmeric, salt (optional), black pepper and brown sugar, sautéing for 9 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add canned tomatoes and tomato sauce.
  4. Add cilantro and chickpeas, stirring well to combine.
  5. Cover with a lid and cook for 20-25 minutes, until thickened.
  6. Add garam masala, lemon juice, and mix well.
  7. Serve over brown rice.
  8. Makes 8 servings (about 1/2 cup rice with 3/4 cup chana masala per serving).

  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: Indian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup rice with ¾ cup chana masala
  • Calories: 362
  • Sugar: 9 g
  • Sodium: 86 mg
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 64 g
  • Fiber: 13 g
  • Protein: 14 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: brown rice dish, vegan chana masala

For other classic Indian dishes, check out a few of my plant-based recipes:

Edamame Masala Brown Basmati Rice Bowl
Indian-Style Potatoes
Indian-Style Yellow Lentil Stew
Kachumber Salad

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