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If you love Indian flavors, chana masala is a quick and easy way to enjoy this flavorful, warm, and hearty classic Indian dish!

So last year, as you all know, Jason and I fell in love with London. We went there for a quick weekend jaunt for Jason’s 30th birthday and I had to do all the planning since it was kind of a surprise trip.

If you love Indian flavors, chana masala is a quick and easy way to enjoy this flavorful, warm, and hearty classic Indian dish!

 

If you love Indian flavors, chana masala is a quick and easy way to enjoy this flavorful, warm, and hearty classic Indian dish!

During the course of my research for our London trip, I came across the restaurant review for Dishoom. London is known, oddly enough, for really good Indian food so we knew we had to go to one so when I researched it on TripAdvisor, Dishoom was at the top. It didn’t disappoint. It was the BEST meal we had in London that entire weekend and when Jason and I go back in April, we are going there again. I feel like Dishoom should’ve been a part of TripAdvisor’s 2015 Traveler’s Choice list ;) but I might be a bit biased.

While we were there (and ordered a bunch off their menu), we had this amazing chana masala dish that I couldn’t stop thinking about. I tried my hardest to recreate it and we ended up devouring it at home! The spices of this dish made our entire house smell amazing and warm.

If you love Indian flavors, chana masala is a quick and easy way to enjoy this flavorful, warm, and hearty classic Indian dish!

If you love Indian flavors, chana masala is a quick and easy way to enjoy this flavorful, warm, and hearty classic Indian dish!
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Chana Masala
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
If you love Indian flavors, chana masala is a quick and easy way to enjoy this flavorful, warm, and hearty classic Indian dish!
Servings: 3 -4
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1: 15 ounce can diced tomatoes with juices
  • 2: 15 ounce cans garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Handful of parsley, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, heat up oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic cloves to the skillet. Cook until softened and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle the spices over the onion and garlic mixture and toss to mix.
  2. Add the tomato paste, diced tomatoes, and garbanzo beans to the skillet. Toss to incorporate. Add the water, salt, and pepper.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil then lower heat to a simmer and cover skillet and simmer for 20 minutes until mixture is slightly thickened and some of the liquid has evaporated.
  4. Finally, add in chopped parsley, toss to incorporate.
  5. Serve mixture over a bed of white rice and/or eat with naan.

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Posted on October 19, 2015

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  1. 10/19/2015 at 7:27 am

    I feel like all the spices in here are going to spruce up my boring life. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love being a gym teacher, but I need some excitement too! And not just beating the kiddos in dodgeball. So what I’m saying is, I like reading up on Trip Advisor too. My wife would love to go to London so maybe I should agree. Sounds like you had an awesome time.

  2. 10/19/2015 at 8:20 am

    Great looking dinner Julie!! Would love this for dinner tonight!

  3. 10/19/2015 at 9:45 am

    Um, can you say dinner tonight? Love the flavor combination!!

  4. 10/19/2015 at 12:20 pm

    I love this dish. And yes, love all that Indian food in London. I need to learn how to use Trip Advisor much better!

  5. 10/19/2015 at 12:25 pm

    Incredible flavors!

  6. 10/19/2015 at 12:56 pm

    I’ve heard people rave about Dishoom! dying to try myself but this beautiful dish will definitely hold me over until then!

  7. 10/19/2015 at 12:56 pm

    I always get a chickpea dish when I have an Indian – they soak up the flavours so well! This looks amazing.

  8. 10/19/2015 at 1:54 pm

    Good gracious this look s delicious!!!

  9. 10/19/2015 at 2:36 pm

    India was colonized by Britishers for a very long time, so naturally they fell in love with Indian food and thus, London is famous for it. Channa masala is comforting!! Looks so delicious :)

  10. 10/19/2015 at 3:18 pm

    I really wish I could try this right now!

  11. 10/19/2015 at 3:44 pm

    I do love Indian flavors & this recipe will be enjoyed over & over again!

  12. 10/19/2015 at 5:03 pm

    This looks killer, gotta love a good chana masala and gotta love TripAdvisor for all our type A planning needs :)

  13. 10/19/2015 at 8:52 pm

    Brilliant recipe … seriously bang on….

  14. 10/21/2015 at 10:37 am

    TripAdvisor is the best. Planned my entire Thailand/Vietnam trip with their recommendations a couple of years ago and it did not disappoint!

  15. teresa
    12/21/2015 at 9:45 pm

    Lived and worked in India for a year and this was one of my favorite dishes. Made it last night for dinner and it was so delicious. Will make this again!

  16. Savannah
    03/23/2017 at 4:05 am

    Coriander seed, or ground?

    • Julie
      03/23/2017 at 5:39 pm

      Ground :)

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