See below for the Vegan Chana Masala Recipe
For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (yay we get a month lol), I wanted to feature a recipe from a dear friend, Arvin Dang. He is a first-generation Indian-American who is an incredible home cook and makes his recipes with love and care. While he cooks a wide variety of dishes from all over the world, he is known for his delicious and dynamic chole/Chana masala recipe.
This particular chole recipe is inspired by a more traditional version that his mother has made for his family throughout his childhood. Arvin has made some changes so it can be quicker and easier to make when you just have an hour after a long workday. I have had the pleasure and privilege of eating Arvin’s Chana masala throughout the years and now make a vegan version inspired by his heartwarming recipe. Please read below for our guest blogger’s dynamic recipe and his touching inspiration behind it.
“This vegan, quick fix recipe for chole, or Chana masala, is inspired by the traditional version my mom makes for us. Instead of having to soak beans overnight and to pressure cook them following day, we’ll rely on canned ingredients to speed up the process.
Chole has always been one of my comfort foods. It’s consistent, it’s warm, it’s inviting and like all the best home foods, can be enjoyed holding the bowl close to you while snuggled on the couch watching Netflix. Keep in mind turmeric can stain, so watch out!” – Arvin Dang
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