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Chana Masala Slow Cooker

Chana Masala Slow Cooker Meal

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Nothing’s better than a simple slow cooker dinner! And one with Indian-inspired flavors is bound to be a hit. This chana masala slow cooker meal is actually based on a classic Indian vegetarian dinner, chana masala. But, I’ve adapted it for the slow cooker!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 20 mins
Servings 4 cups
Calories 307
Author Alyssia Sheikh


  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic or garlic paste
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger
  • 2 Tbsp garam masala or chana masala seasoning
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 cans chickpeas 15 oz ea., drained and rinsed
  • 2 Thai chili peppers diced
  • cup tomato paste
  • 2 cups vegetable broth


  • In a saucepan over medium heat, add oil, ginger, garlic, and onions. Cook about 12-15 minutes, until browned and reduced. Stir in other seasonings and cook another 2 minutes. (This step is optional but adds flavor!)
  • Pour cooked mixture into slow cooker and add remaining ingredients. Or, you can just toss all of your ingredients into the slow cooker without doing the optional pre-cooking step!
  • Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  • Serve over brown basmati rice, with naan, on a salad, or however you like!


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 5g | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 6g