Slow Cooker Chana Masala

Slow Cooker Chana Masala - The classic Indian chickpea curry, Crock Pot style! So simple yet so delicious, this easy vegan dinner is on constant rotation in our kitchen.

We just got home from vacation, and returning to reality is proving to be more difficult than usual. Our first day back was spent putting things away and attempting to get caught up on laundry, but it turned out to be one of those times when the mess just moves and grows and here we are, 12 hours later, not much better off.

We’re fresh out of most food, but a grocery run was not in the cards. Thank goodness for pantry meals like this Slow Cooker Chana Masala! We are out of most everything, but we did have an onion, some garlic, spices, a can of tomatoes, and a couple of cans of chickpeas in the pantry. Done! Well … almost done. I did ask my guy to stop on the way home from work for the lemon and cilantro, which in my opinion is a must for this Crock Pot deliciousness.

Slow Cooker Chana Masala - The classic Indian chickpea curry, Crock Pot style! So simple yet so delicious, this easy vegan dinner is on constant rotation in our kitchen.

Chana masala is a hearty chickpea curry with Indian roots. It can be made a number of ways, this version being one of the simplest I’ve seen – and most delicious I’ve tasted. I adapted it slightly from this Orangette perfection, making use of the slow cooker so that the amazing combination of flavors has even more time to mingle and make magic. Plus, any night is a good night when dinner’s ready without having to lift a finger after you get home, am I right?

I’m totally down with no-effort dinners in this post-vacation haze. Now if only the laundry would do itself.

Slow Cooker Chana Masala - The classic Indian chickpea curry, Crock Pot style! So simple yet so delicious, this easy vegan dinner is on constant rotation in our kitchen.

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