Recipe: Vegan Chana Masala with Celeriac ‘Rice’

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Recipe: Vegan Chana Masala with Celeriac 'Rice'

Recipe: Vegan Chana Masala with Celeriac 'Rice'

Ingredients

  • Chana Masala:
  • I Tbsp. cold-pressed, extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • I thumb sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 2 red chillies, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 Tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 Tsp. garam masala
  • 2 Tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 Tsp. ground turmeric
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2x 400g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 2x 400g chick peas, drained and rinsed (save the juice for aquafaba recipes to make mousses, meringues etc)
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Seasoning to taste
  • Celeriac Rice:
  • Head of celeriac, peeled
  • 1 Tsp. coconut oil as above
  • To Garnish:
  • Large bunch of coriander, chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large
  2. Saute the onions, garlic, ginger and chillies for a few minutes until the onion is transparent and softened
  3. Add all the spices and stir to coat in the oil
  4. Season and cook for a few minutes or until the aroma of the spices is strong
  5. Add the tinned tomatoes and lemon juice, bring to the boil
  6. Add the chickpeas and then reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes
  7. Meanwhile, spiralise the celeriac (note it can be a bit of a workout and bent my spiraliser blade but it's so delicious it's worth it!!)
  8. Put the spiralised celeriac into a food processor and blend until it resembles rice grains
  9. Heat a frying pan with the remaining coconut oil and add the 'rice'
  10. Stir fry the rice for a few minutes until warmed through but not cooked
  11. Remove pan from the heat
  12. To Serve: Place the Chana masala on top of the celeriac 'rice' in warmed bowls and serve with poppadums
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http://www.thisisnotadiet.uk/2017/10/17/recipe-vegan-chana-masala-with-celeriac-rice/

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