Chickpea Masala Sandwich

Chickpea Masala Sandwich


Chickpea Masala Sandwich

  • Author: Sanjana
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Sandwich
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This Chickpea Masala Sandwich is a flavorful, hearty, and healthy option that’s perfect for lunch or a quick dinner. The spicy chickpea filling is complemented by fresh, crisp vegetables, making each bite a delicious experience.

A fulfilling, tiffin friendly dish for your kid making your mornings easier. You can prep the chickpea mixture overnight and keep



For the Chickpea Masala:

  • 1/2 cup boiled chickpeas
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small finely chopped onion
  • 1 finely chopped tomato
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece ginger
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds p0wder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust to taste)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
  • Juice of half a lemon

For the Sandwich:

  • 2 slices of whole grain or your favorite bread
  • Fresh lettuce leaves
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced onions


Preparing the Chickpea Masala:

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the cumin seeds and let them sizzle for a few seconds.
  • Add the chopped onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.
  • Add the minced garlic, ginger, and green chili. Sauté for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until they soften and the oil starts to separate from the mixture.
  • Add the ground coriander, ground cumin, turmeric powder, garam masala, red chili powder, and salt. Cook for a couple of minutes until the spices are well incorporated.
  • Add the cooked chickpeas and mash them slightly with a fork or potato masher, leaving some whole for texture.
  • Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chickpeas are well coated with the masala and heated through.
  • Stir in the chopped coriander and lemon juice. Adjust seasoning if needed. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.

Assemble the Sandwich:

  • Place a generous amount of chickpea masala on a slice of bread.
  • Top with fresh lettuce leaves, sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, and onion.
  • Place another slice of bread on top to complete the sandwich
  • If wanted can grill or toast the sandwich without oil or butter


  1. Can use alternatives  to chickpeas like boiled green moong, boiled brown chana
  2. For extra dose of protein can add in 2 tablespoon of Paneer or tofu.
  3. For kid friendly, can add a slice of cheese


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 235
  • Fat: 4
  • Carbohydrates: 70
  • Protein: 6

Keywords: Chickpeas, sandwich, Protein rich

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