Chana Masala

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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
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    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.

    This is a sponsored post for TripAdvisor. They’re 100% my own opinions.

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  • Tom ~ Raise Your Garden says:

    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.

  • Jenny Flake says:

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

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

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

  • naomi says:

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

  • Maria says:

    Incredible flavors!

  • Gaby Dalkin says:

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

  • Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche says:

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

  • Heather Christo says:

    Good gracious this look s delicious!!!

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com says:

    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 :)

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    I really wish I could try this right now!

  • marla says:

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

  • Gina | Running to the Kitchen says:

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

  • Rahul @ samosastreet says:

    Brilliant recipe … seriously bang on….

  • Andrea @ My Tasty Kitchen says:

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

  • teresa says:

    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!

  • Savannah says:

    Coriander seed, or ground?

    • Julie says:

      Ground :)

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