Vegan Chana Mumbai Masala

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Ingredients (use vegan versions):


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, minced (I use the vegan cheese grater ’cause I’m lazy)
  • 2-3 tablespoons curry
  • 1-2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 15 oz can of chick peas drained, keeping about 3 tablespoons liquid
  • 1/2 small eggplant (aubergine – this is optional, I just had it) cut into small cubes
  • couple of squirts or 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce, tamari or Braags
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • tiny bit of vegan sugar
  • splash of soymilk (optional, but good)

Directions:


Heat oil on medium high heat. Reduce
heat to medium. Add garlic and eggplant.
Saute for 2 minutes. Add curry and
tomato paste. Stir and simmer about 2
minutes. Add chick peas and 3 tablespoons liquid, soy
sauce, paprika, nutritional yeast, and
vegan sugar. Simmer 5-6 minutes, stirring
occasionally. Add soy milk. Stir and
simmer for 5 minutes more or until peas
are softened and dish is hot. Add a
couple of squirts of lemon juice at end.
Serve over brown rice.


This produces a sorta-creamy and
slightly (though not very) spicy masala
and is pretty damned good for you. To
make spicier, add in chopped peppers with
the curry and tomato paste or throw in a
few dashes of hot sauce (Thai chili
sauce would be especially good).


Optional additions: You could also add
in some greens (okra, spinach) or tofu
to increase nutrients.


Serves: 4-5


Preparation time: 15-20 minutes

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