Delicious Chana Masala is a dish that I recently discovered. It’s easy to prepare and tastes really good. The recipe is originally from India, but I modified it a bit to suit our taste preferences. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.
Chana Masala – what is it?
Wondering what chana masala is? Well, it’s a delicious Indian dish made with white chickpeas and a variety of spices. It is one of the most popular dishes in India and is often served at festivals and celebrations. Chana Masala is very easy to prepare and is a perfect meal for the whole family. So, what are you waiting for? Try it and I’m sure you’ll love it!
This popular vegetable curry is often served as an accompaniment to rice or naan. There are many different recipes for chana masala, but most include chickpeas, tomatoes, onions, ginger, garam masala, and curry powder. Chana Masala is a very tasty dish and most of the condiments needed are readily available at any supermarket. So if you fancy something exotic, then you should try Chana Masala!
History of Chana Masala
There are many different recipes for chana masala, but the basic ingredients are usually chickpeas, tomatoes, onions, ginger, garlic, cumin, turmeric and chili.
Indian Chana Masala is a very popular dish and is often prepared at home. It is also one of the most ordered dishes in Indian restaurants. Chana Masala is relatively easy to prepare and can also be made vegan if you just replace the ghee with some coconut oil.
The dish originally comes from northern India, but is now very popular throughout India. In northern India, it is commonly served with naan, a delicious Indian flatbread. Chana Masala is a very tasty dish and can also be served with rice or other flatbread.
The main ingredients of Chana Masala
The delicious Chana Masala is a very healthy dish as it is rich in fiber, protein and vitamins. It’s also very nutritious and filling. Chana Masala is therefore ideal for vegetarians and vegans looking for a healthy and nutritious dish.
The ingredients for an authentic Chana Masala are: chickpeas, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, garlic, ginger, chili, cumin, garam masala and coriander.
if you like our delicious Chana Masala, you might also be interested in these dishes:
- Chickpea Zucchini Curry
- Indian Ghugni Chaat
- easy & vegan celery salad
- Caramelized fennel with sweet onions
- Baked Cauliflower Salad with Tahini Drizzle
- Grilled sweet potatoes with soy chilli yoghurt
Delicious Chana Masala from India!
- 1 kg Chickpeas* from the can
- 3 tbsp. coconut oil* or ghee if vegetarian
- 2 bay leaf
- 2 tsp. cumin whole*
- 1 tsp. fennel whole*
- 2 Onion
- 4 clove of garlic
- ½ Jalapenos
- 1 fresh ginger* about the size of a thumb
- 1 tsp. garam masala*
- 1 tsp. cumin*
- 1 tsp. ground coriander*
- ½ tsp. red chilli powder
- 1 tsp. fenugreek* optional
- ½ tsp. turmeric powder*
- 400 grams canned tomatoes*
- 1 ½ tsp. kosher salt*
- 1 tsp. agave syrup* or sugar
- Peel and roughly chop the onions and garlic.
- Peel and finely grate the ginger.
- De-seed and finely chop the jalapenos.
- In a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, melt coconut oil (or ghee) and add the whole bay leaves, cumin seeds, and fennel seeds and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring, until fragrant.
- Add onions and fry until golden. Reduce the heat as you do this, as you want to caramelize the onions to add a nice sweetness.
- Add minced garlic, ginger and diced jalapenos. Fry for about 2-3 minutes.
- Now add all the other spices. (Garam Masala, Ground Cumin, Coriander, Chili Powder, Fenugreek, Turmeric.
- Stir once and stir in the canned tomatoes.
- Add chickpeas and bring to a boil. If necessary, add a little water so that the chickpeas are completely covered. Cover and cook over low heat for 10 minutes. Season with salt.
- If it tastes bitter or has too much acid in the tomatoes, add some sugar or agave syrup to balance it out.
- Taste again and serve.