Recipe for Chana Masala

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala,
  • plus more for serving
  • 3 cardamom pods,
  • lightly crushed under the side of a knife
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Water
  • 1 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped cilantro leaves,
  • plus more for serving
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 2 15-ounce cans chickpeas,
  • drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup whole milk plain yogurt (optional)
  • Lemon wedges (optional), for serving

Cooking Directions

Pour the olive oil into a Dutch oven and warm it over medium heat.

Add the onion, and cook, stirring occasionally, until deeply caramelized.

Reduce heat to low. Add the garlic, cumin seeds, coriander, ginger, garam masala, cardamom pods, and salt and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant and toasty, about 30 seconds.

Add 1/4 cup water and stir to scrape up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan.

Cook until the water has evaporated completely. Pour in the juice form the can of tomatoes, followed by the tomatoes themselves, using your hands to break them apart as you add them to the pan.

Raise the heat to medium, and bring the pot to a gentle boil.

Adjust the heat to maintain a simmer, add the cilantro and cayenne, and continue to cook gently, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reduces and begins to thicken, about 5 minutes.

Add the chickpeas, stirring well, and cook over low heat for 5 minutes.Add 2 tablespoons water and cook for another 5 minutes.

Add 2 tablespoons water and cook until it is absorbed, a few minutes more. Taste, and adjust the seasonings if necessary.

Stir in yogurt, if you like. Or leave it out, and serve with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro.

Chana Masala Photos

by Pak101.com (few years ago!) / 536 views
(Not Rated Yet)
 

Other Similar Recipes from Chickpeas

White Kidney Beans in Tomato-Coconut Masala
White Kidney Bean..
few years ago! 
Daal Kofta in Gravy
Daal Kofta in Gra..
few years ago! 
Kalay Chanay
Kalay Chanay
few years ago! 
Punjabi Chhole
Punjabi Chhole
few years ago! 
Green Beans Bhaji
Green Beans Bhaji
few years ago! 
Pindi Channa
Pindi Channa
few years ago! 
Channa Pindi
Channa Pindi
few years ago! 
Soya Daal
Soya Daal
few years ago! 
Choley - Chana
Choley - Chana
few years ago! 
Kashmiri Lobia
Kashmiri Lobia
few years ago!