Chana Masala served with Roasted Potatoes and Buckwheat Flatbread

On rainy days, I absolutely love having a comforting meal―so today, I opted for a simple (and totally non traditional) chana masala. I served it with oil-free roasted potatoes, brown rice and a buckwheat “flatbread” (basically just buckwheat flour, water and salt). This recipe takes no time to make and it is really satisfying.

Check out the iron in the nutrition facts below! This meal will provide you with more than 100% of your daily iron requirements. If you have an iron deficiency, like me, this is perfect for you!





Chana Masala: Makes 1 portions (about 600 calories including the flatbread and potato)

  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 inch of ginger, minced
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp of curcuma powder
  • 1/2 tsp of dried thym leaves
  • 1/4 tsp of chilli powder
  • 1 tsp of garam masala
  • A pinch of pepper
  • 1/2 cup of chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup of chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 tsp of arrow root flour
  • A handful of spinach

Roasted Potatoes

  • 1 golden potato

Buckwheat flatbread

  • 1/4 cup of buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 tsp of salt



  1. For the Chana Masala: Water sauté the onion, garlic and ginger on medium-high heat until the onion is translucent
  2. Add all the spices and mix well
  3. Add the chickpeas, chopped tomatoes, water and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes
  4. Remove from heat and mix in the arrow root flour and spinach
  5. For the Roasted Potatoes: Preheat the oven at 400F, add the chopped potatoes to the oven and cook for 10-15 minutes
  6. For the Flatbreads: Mix the buckwheat flour with water, heat a pan on medium-high heat, add the mixture to the pan forming a flatbread, flip until both sides are cooked through.
  7. Enjoy with a side of brown rice!

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Patricia Roca

Why is life worth living? That’s a very good question. Well, there are certain things I guess that make it worthwhile. Like what? Okay, for me, I would say, dogs, post cards, cafés, hats (especially berets), Paris, stationary, soy lattes, Les Miserables, string lights, and barrettes.

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