Bowl of garam masala brown rice bowl with garbanzos

Spice of India

Garam masala, the primary seasoning in this dish, originated from South Asia and contains a variety of spices, including cinnamon, cloves, coriander, and cumin. This savory garbanzo dish is bursting with flavor and good nutrition. Add any vegetables—such as chopped spinach, thinly sliced Chinese cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc.—to the bowl to individualize it to your liking.

Prep Instructions

  • Yield: 6 (1 cup) servings
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 medium-large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth, divided
  • 2 tablespoons garam masala seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or as needed, depending on broth
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans reduced-sodium garbanzo beans
  • Brown basmati rice, cooked


  1. Sauté onion in ¼ cup vegetable broth until softened and slightly caramelized.
  2. Add garam masala, salt, and garbanzos. Simmer all together a few minutes to blend flavors, adding additional ¼ cup broth to keep mixture moist.
  3. Serve over cooked brown basmati rice topped with vegetables of your choice, plus a dressing, if desired.

Nutritional Data

Calories: 133.19
Fat: 2.22 g
Saturated Fat: 0.20 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 535.64 mg
Carbohydrates: 22.78 g
Fiber: 6.05 g
Sugars: 4.69 g
Protein: 6.56 g
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