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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!

Chana Masala

If you love Indian flavors, chana masala is a quick and easy way to enjoy this flavorful, warm, and hearty classic Indian dish!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 3 -4
Calories: 260kcal
Author: Julie Chiou

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

  • 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.
  • Add the tomato paste, diced tomatoes, and garbanzo beans to the skillet. Toss to incorporate. Add the water, salt, and pepper.
  • 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.
  • Finally, add in chopped parsley, toss to incorporate.
  • Serve mixture over a bed of white rice and/or eat with naan.

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Chana Masala
Amount Per Serving (0.25 of recipe)
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 13g52%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 12g24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Carla miller

Monday 26th of October 2020

I thought this was ok, but I think my spices may have been to old. I will try it again with new spices.

Savannah

Thursday 23rd of March 2017

Coriander seed, or ground?

Julie

Thursday 23rd of March 2017

Ground :)

teresa

Monday 21st of December 2015

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!

Andrea @ My Tasty Kitchen

Wednesday 21st of October 2015

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

Rahul @ samosastreet

Monday 19th of October 2015

Brilliant recipe … seriously bang on....