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Chana Dopiaza Recipe, Chickpea Onion Curry (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This Chana Dopiaza recipe is loaded with chickpeas, sweet onions, and warm Indian spices! A simple vegan Indian recipe to make at home. Serve over heaps of basmati rice, lemon biryani, or with a warm side of garlic naan bread.

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A homemade Indian chana dopiaza curry recipe to rival the restaurants! Chicken Dopiaza is one of Brett’s go-to dishes when we go out for Indian food. I decided to make a plant-based version at home, which stood up pretty well to our favorite Indian restaurant. Chickpeas, or chana, are simmered in a warm mix of tomatoes, vegetables, and spices, and served with a creamy coconut sauce.

Dopiaza translates to double onion – which is fitting for this dish as onions are added twice during cooking. The base of this chickpea dopiaza recipe is sautéed caramelized onions which the chickpeas cooks over in the pot. Another round of onion is added towards the end which gives the dish a bright fresh finish.

This Chana Dopiaza Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Warmly Spiced
  • Loaded with flavor
  • Versatile
  • Creamy
  • A great recipe for Indian takeout!
  • Vegan, Gluten free, and Dairy Free

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A Great Clean-Out-The-Fridge Curry Recipe!

This chickpea dopiaza recipe is the perfect vehicle to use up any older produce or veggies you have on hand. Add your favorite ingredients and enjoy!  A great recipe to throw extra bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes into before they expire.  This recipe is great if you have a few cans of chickpeas hanging around in the pantry. It makes a great simple meal the whole family will love. 

One of the BEST Pantry Staple Indian Recipes

This chana dopiaza curry recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards – most of which you probably have on hand. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate.  I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep stocked. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple ingredients in my Amazon shop here.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

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What’s In This Vegan Indian Chickpea Curry Recipe?

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How Do I Make This Chana Do Pyaza Recipe?

  1. In a large dutch oven or heavy bottom pot, heat the coconut oil over low heat. Add the garlic and 2/3 of the chopped onions, cover pot with lid, and sautee on low for about 15 minutes. Stir occasionally. Onions should become soft and tender.
  2. Add the chickpeas to the dutch oven, along with the garam masala, turmeric, coriander, and garlic salt. Stir well to combine and allow the chickpeas to get coated in the spices. Sautee chickpeas for 3-4 minutes in the onions and spices.
  3. Add the crushed tomatoes, Vegetable stock, bell pepper, zucchini, and the remaining 1/3 of the chopped onions. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low so the chickpeas are simmering. Cover with a lid and cook for 20 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  4. Remove pot from heat and stir in the coconut milk to make a thick and creamy sauce. Add fresh pepper, and cilantro for garnish.  Serve over rice with garlic naan bread.

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Other Easy Chickpea Dinner Recipes You’ll Love:

Chickpea Noodle Soup Recipe (High Protein, Gluten Free, Vegan)

Chickpea Shawarma Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

BBQ Chickpea Tacos Recipe (Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Vegan)

Smashed Chickpea and Olive Sandwich Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Chickpea Lemon Rice Soup Recipe (Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

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Get the Same Ingredients I Use For My Gluten Free and Dairy Free Chana Do Pyaza Recipe!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first box by clicking here! If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

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Chana Dopiaza

The Herbeevore
This Chana Dopiaza recipe is loaded with chickpeas, sweet onions, and warm Indian spices! A simple vegan Indian recipe to make at home. Serve over heaps of basmati rice, lemon biryani, or with a warm side of garlic naan bread.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Indian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 177 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a large dutch oven or heavy bottom pot, heat the coconut oil over low heat. Add the garlic and 2/3 of the chopped onions, cover pot with lid, and sautee on low for about 15 minutes. Stir occasionally. Onions should become soft and tender.
  • Add the chickpeas to the dutch oven, along with the garam masala, turmeric, coriander, and garlic salt. Stir well to combine and allow the chickpeas to get coated in the spices. Sautee chickpeas for 3-4 minutes in the onions and spices.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes, Vegetable stock, bell pepper, zucchini, and the remaining 1/3 of the chopped onions. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low so the chickpeas are simmering. Cover with a lid and cook for 20 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  • Remove pot from heat and stir in the coconut milk to make a thick and creamy sauce. Add fresh pepper, and cilantro for garnish.  Serve over rice with garlic naan bread.

Notes

Save Money on Fresh Produce

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market - they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first box by clicking here! If you think organic produce is too expensive... think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

Nutrition

Calories: 177kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 521mgPotassium: 387mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1476IUVitamin C: 64mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 2mg
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