Oh how I love Winter Friday Night Pizza Experiments!

When I read this post by Lindsay Is Vegan and saw what she was doing with Chana Masala appetisers, I got pretty excited!  Serving Indian curry on bread!  YES!  Genius!

I’ve always loved this Chana Masala recipe by The Copycat Cook, and thought it’d make the perfect pizza topper!

I altered the recipe to make it spicier and creamier for pizza, but it’s still just as easy (and delicious!):

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 3/4 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (400ml) coconut milk
  • 1 can organic chickpeas, drained
  • 1/2 red capsicum, sliced
  • mango chutney
  • 2 small or 1 large pizza base (or make your own)
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
  2. In a large saucepan, sautΓ© half of the onion in oil until translucent.  Add garlic and ginger and continue to sautΓ© for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the spices to the onions and fully coat them.  Cook for 1-2 minutes longer.
  4. Stir in the tomatoes, chickpeas and coconut milk.  Simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove saucepan from the stove.  Season with salt & pepper.  Allow to cool a little.
  6. Top pizza bases with the Chana Masala mixture, capsicum and remaining onion and bake for about 15 minutes.
  7. Serve pizza topped with mango swirls and coriander.  Enjoy!

I’m munching on the leftovers as I type this and it’s just as tasty the next day.  hehe, nom.

 

26 Comments on Chana Masala Pizza

  1. Bethany
    August 11, 2012 at 1:35 pm (7 years ago)

    This is right up my alley! Can’t wait to try!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      August 13, 2012 at 8:37 am (7 years ago)

      Yay! I’d love to hear what you think and any alterations you come up with. πŸ™‚

  2. Viv
    August 11, 2012 at 1:35 pm (7 years ago)

    OMG!!! So Beautiful!!!! Love this!!! Hugs Viv

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      August 13, 2012 at 8:37 am (7 years ago)

      It’s perfect Friday Night food. Or any night, really. πŸ˜‰

  3. carolyn
    August 11, 2012 at 7:23 pm (7 years ago)

    Looks great, Pizza is such a comfort food. Endless ways to make your favorites! Can’t wait to try! Thanks.

  4. Gabby @ the veggie nook
    August 11, 2012 at 7:54 pm (7 years ago)

    WOW I love your alterations- what a fantastic pizza! Why don’t they make this for delivery, I want it now πŸ˜‰

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      August 13, 2012 at 8:38 am (7 years ago)

      haha, how great would that be!

  5. Annie
    August 11, 2012 at 11:29 pm (7 years ago)

    What a delicious idea! The colors make me want to dive in!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      August 13, 2012 at 8:41 am (7 years ago)

      mmmmmmm, it was so good I’m already thinking about when I can make another. πŸ™‚

  6. Kristy
    August 12, 2012 at 12:13 am (7 years ago)

    I’m with Annie- those colors are outrageous! I *just* had chana masala the other day and now I’m craving it again!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      August 13, 2012 at 8:42 am (7 years ago)

      haha, yum, well you have to try this! Soooo more-ish! πŸ™‚

  7. Lindsay is Vegan
    August 12, 2012 at 5:20 am (7 years ago)

    Wow this looks amazing! Way to find inspiration and make it waaaay better!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      August 13, 2012 at 8:43 am (7 years ago)

      haha, thank you for providing such exciting inspiration, Lindsay! I’ll be stalking you now to see what other gems you come up with. πŸ™‚

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      August 13, 2012 at 8:43 am (7 years ago)

      It is sooooo good. Get some, get some! πŸ™‚

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      August 13, 2012 at 8:44 am (7 years ago)

      haha, you could definitely make one on a GF base. YUM.

  8. [email protected]
    August 13, 2012 at 10:14 am (7 years ago)

    My favorite Indain dish + pizza=love πŸ™‚

  9. [email protected]
    August 13, 2012 at 9:08 pm (7 years ago)

    That looks wonderful! I love fun pizzas!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      August 14, 2012 at 8:47 am (7 years ago)

      Oh me too! SO GOOD. I’m racking my brains thinking of what I could make pizza do next. πŸ™‚

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      August 15, 2012 at 2:48 pm (7 years ago)

      It’s so good, Lisa! You have to try! πŸ™‚