Recipe: Chana Masala

Easy, cheap, and delicious chana masala should be a staple in most peoples homes. It’s infinitely customizable with whatever vegetables you have on hand.

Chana Masala
Serves 4
  1. 1 14 ounce can chickpeas
  2. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  3. 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  4. 1 large onion, finely chopped
  5. 6 garlic cloves
  6. 2 teaspoons ginger
  7. 1 teaspoon coriander
  8. 2-4 green chillies, finely chopped, seeds and all
  9. 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  10. 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  11. 1 tsp ground turmeric
  12. 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
  13. 1 teaspoon salt
  14. 1 teaspoon garam masala
  15. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  1. Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based pan over a medium heat and when hot, add the cumin seeds. Fry until aromatic, stirring, then add the onion and turn the heat down. Cook until golden brown, stirring regularly.
  2. Add the other seaonings in to the pan and cook for a couple of minutes, stirring so it doesn't stick.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes, chickpeas, vegetables (if using any( and salt. Bring to a simmer, then turn down the heat to medium low and cook for 20 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Stir in the lemon juice and serve hot.
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