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If you enjoy vegan cuisine, you will love chickpea curry! This Indian-inspired dish’s deep, savory flavor is sure to tantalize your taste buds. Chole masala is also perfect for family meals or dinner parties; the aromatic spices and rich textures create an unforgettable dining experience. Whether you’re a novice cook or an experienced chef looking to add something special to your repertoire, prepare yourself for one of the most delectable dishes known to man – Chickpea Curry!

Chickpea Curry (Chole Masala): A Vibrant Indian Dish!

As a vegan, finding flavorful and filling meals that maintain taste can be challenging. But fear not because chickpea curry, also known as Chole Masala, is here to save the day! This vibrant Indian dish is bursting with aromatic spices like cloves, coriander, garam masala, and more, blending to create a rich and complex flavor with your taste buds dancing. And the best part? The star ingredient, chickpeas, fills you up and adds plant-based protein to your diet. So the next time you need a hearty and delicious vegan meal, whip up a batch of chickpea curry and enjoy a culinary adventure in your kitchen!

Vegan Chickpea Curry (Chole Masala)

Vegan Chickpea Curry (Chole Masala)

Serving Suggestions

Chickpea curry (chole masala) is a perfect choice to tantalize your taste buds while being cruelty-free. Here are some serving suggestions to make your chickpea curry experience even more enjoyable.

Basmati Rice

Pairing your chickpea curry with some fragrant basmati rice will take it to the next level. The fluffy texture of the rice complements the rich and hearty chickpea curry well. You can add some chopped coriander leaves on top to enhance the dish’s visual appeal.

Naan Bread or Roti

Another fantastic serving suggestion for chickpea curry is to add some naan bread or roti. These bread options are perfect for dipping into the curry and soaking up all the delicious flavors. For indulgence, you can also toast your naan bread or roti with some garlic and butter.

Fresh Veggies

Add some fresh veggies to your chickpea curry if you’re feeling adventurous. Some popular vegetables to add to chole masala include bell peppers, carrots, and tomatoes. These veggies will add a nice crunch to the dish and provide an additional source of nutrition.


Consider garnishing your chickpea curry with lemon juice, fresh cilantro, or even vegan sour cream. These toppings are perfect for balancing the spices in the curry and adding freshness to the dish.   In conclusion, serving chickpea curry with basmati rice, naan bread or roti, fresh veggies, and garnishes will elevate your meal to new heights of deliciousness. As a vegan, you can enjoy this flavorful dish guilt-free, knowing it’s both ethical and nutritious. Enjoy!

Bursting with flavor!

It is bursting with flavor!

Chickpea Curry (Chole Masala)

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Chickpea Curry (Chole Masala)

Tender chickpeas and potatoes simmered in an aromatic tomato-based sauce make this classic Indian dish one of the most popular vegetarian options. Paired with basmati rice or naan bread, this dish makes for a flavorful and satisfying meal!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 352 kcal


Let's gather the ingredients!

  • 500 grams chickpeas cooked and drained
  • 2 red onions finely chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes finely chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 2 green chili peppers
  • 1 thumb ginger peeled
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • 5 curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chole masala
  • ½ tsp kosher salt or to taste
  • 1 cup vegetable stock or water
  • 1 bunch coriander leaves chopped


Let's Begin!

  • In a food processor, add the garlic, chili peppers, and ginger. pulse until a rough paste is formed.
  • Heat the oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Add the cloves and chopped onions. Stir until the onions are lightly browned and caramelized.
  • Add the garlic paste and tomatoes, then cook for 5 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Add the curry leaves, chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, chole masala, and salt. Mix thoroughly until fully combined.
  • Carefully pour the cooked chickpeas and vegetable stock or water. Mix well.
  • Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Adjust seasoning to your preference, then stir in the coriander leaves.
  • Serve and enjoy with family and friends!
Keyword chickpeas, Chole Masala, Curry, easy to make, Healthy, Masala, vegan

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1. Vegan Jini Dosa

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4. Easy Baked Ratatouille

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After reading this post, we hope you feel inspired to make your own delicious and flavorful chickpea curry! This classic dish is full of possibilities and expression, from the essential ingredients to specific flavor profiles and optimal spicing ratios. The hints of warmth from the aromatic spices blended with the tender chickpeas make it a meal worth savoring.

Whether served over fluffy white rice or eaten alone, Chole Masala is undoubtedly a favorite dish for many worldwide. Get creative, explore different flavor combinations, and don’t forget about us once you’ve made it! Please take a picture of your version of Chole Masala or tag us on social media and let us know what you think!

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