Chana masala

Chana masala

Based on 69 ratings
Lucie

Lucie

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"Chana masala is an Indian curry with many chickpeas, tomatoes, and many different spices. What I like best about this dish is that it can be prepared very quickly and easily—the perfect option for a weeknight meal that’s definitely better-than-takeout."

Difficulty

Easy 👌

Preparation

25 min

Baking

0 min

Resting

0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
200 g
canned chickpeas
400 g
canned crushed tomatoes
g
ginger
2 cloves
garlic
½
onion
½
Thai chili
½ tbsp
garam masala
½ tsp
ground cumin
½ tsp
ground turmeric
¼ tsp
chili powder
2 tbsp
ghee
25 ml
water
salt
cilantro (for garnish)
naan bread (for serving)
basmati rice (cooked, for serving)
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Utensils

cutting board, knife, fine sieve, food processor, frying pan, rubber spatula

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Nutrition per serving

Cal293
Fat16 g
Protein10 g
Carb26 g
  • Step 1/3

    Peel ginger and garlic. Peel and chop onion. Drain canned chickpeas, saving the liquid for another recipe, if desired. Add peeled ginger and garlic, Thai chili, garam masala, ground cumin, turmeric, and chili powder to a food processor and blend into a smooth paste.
    • g ginger
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • ½ onion
    • 200 g canned chickpeas
    • ½ Thai chili
    • ½ tbsp garam masala
    • ½ tsp ground cumin
    • ½ tsp ground turmeric
    • ¼ tsp chili powder
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • fine sieve
    • food processor

    Peel ginger and garlic. Peel and chop onion. Drain canned chickpeas, saving the liquid for another recipe, if desired. Add peeled ginger and garlic, Thai chili, garam masala, ground cumin, turmeric, and chili powder to a food processor and blend into a smooth paste.

  • Step 2/3

    Heat ghee in a frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for approx. 5 min., or until translucent. Add spice paste, drained chickpeas, crushed tomatoes, and water and let simmer for approx. 10 min.
    • 2 tbsp ghee
    • 400 g canned crushed tomatoes
    • 25 ml water
    • frying pan
    • rubber spatula

    Heat ghee in a frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for approx. 5 min., or until translucent. Add spice paste, drained chickpeas, crushed tomatoes, and water and let simmer for approx. 10 min.

  • Step 3/3

    Season with salt to taste. Garnish with cilantro and serve naan bread and cooked basmati rice. Enjoy!
    • salt
    • cilantro (for garnish)
    • naan bread (for serving)
    • basmati rice (cooked, for serving)

    Season with salt to taste. Garnish with cilantro and serve naan bread and cooked basmati rice. Enjoy!

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Chana masala

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