Quick Vegan Chana Masala

PREP TIME | 20 mins | COOK TIME | 20 mins | TOTAL TIME | 40 mins

Ingredients
1 tablespoon coconut oil or olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 tablespoon pressed or minced fresh garlic (about 5 cloves)
1 tablespoon peeled and mined fresh ginger (about 1 inch piece)
1 green Serrano pepper, minced (seed it first if you want to tame spice level)
1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala (or tikki masala)
1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
3/4 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 can (28 ounces) whole peeled tomatoes, with their juices
2 cans (14 ounces each) chickpeas (or 3 cups cooked chickpeas), drained and rinsed
1 cup uncooked brown basmati rice, for serving (rice is optional)
Lemon wedges, for garnishing
Fresh cilantro, chopped for garnishing (optional) read more