Chana Masala

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 20 minutes
  • 2 servings

The chana masala is extremely easy to concoct. It’s a healthy vegan and gluten-free dish, where the star is Garbanzo beans, better-known as chickpeas. They are a source of protein, carbs, and fiber. They team up very nice with the flavored tomato-based sauce.

Ingredients Needed for Chana Masala

    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    2 bay leaves
    1 cinnamon stick
    1 teaspoon cumin seeds
    1 onion, diced
    2 garlic cloves, crushed
    2 medium tomatoes, cubed
    2 teaspoons of Kashmiri chili powder
    1 teaspoon turmeric
    1 teaspoon coriander powder
    1 teaspoon cumin powder
    1 cup canned chickpeas
    1 cup water
    2 teaspoons of fresh parsley

How to Make Chana Masala

  1. Add the vegetable oil, bay leaves, cinnamon stick, and cumin seeds to a skillet over low heat. Cook and stir them until they flavor the oil.
  2. Add the onion. Cook and stir until soft. Add the garlic, stir a little, then add the tomatoes. Cook and stir until they start releasing liquid.
  3. Add the Kashmiri chili powder, turmeric, coriander powder, and cumin powder, season with salt, and stir for 1 minute.
  4. Add the canned chickpeas and water. Stir for 1-2 minutes, then cook until it starts boiling. Remove the bay leaves, add the fresh parsley, and remove from heat.
  5. Serve garnished with more fresh parsley and onion.

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