Super saucy chickpea masala sandwich

Serves 3

  • 1 whole onion
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 1 whole pepper, or 2-3 small sweet peppers
  • 1 tbsp of garam masala
  • 1 tbsp of cumin
  • 1/2 tsp of chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp of tomato puree
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp of chopped coriander
  • 1 tbsp of brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Ciabata or bread of choice
  • Avocado
  • Lemon juice


  1. Chop the onion and garlic cloves and place them in a pan, alongside a small amount of your oil of choice. Cook until they begin to caramelise.
  2. Add chickpeas and chopped pepper, along with the garam masala and the cumin.
  3. Add the chilli powder, tomato puree and a small amount of water. Stir all of the ingredients together, and simmer until the chickpeas are cooked, and the mixture has thickened to the consistency of spread.
  4. Once cooked, add the chopped coriander and brown sugar to the mixture, and stir it in.
  5. Make a simple guacamole by mashing an avocado with a little lemon juice and spread on one half of the ciabatta, then add on the masala filling.
  6. Toast the bread if desired for added crunch.

Recipe courtesy of Rebecce Bellingham of Vegan Scran.