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Chana Masala (Simple and Easy)
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 ” piece ginger, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons of ghee or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper and black pepper
  • 28 ounce can of peeled tomatoes
  • 3 cups of cooked chickpeas
  • Optional: Cilantro
Instructions
  1. Add the garlic, onion, and ginger to a food processor with 1 tablespoon of water. Process until you get a paste-like consistency. Set aside.
  2. Heat the 2 tablespoons of ghee or vegetable oil to a large pot, and add the paste that was processed. Sauté for 2-3 minutes over low heat.
  3. Add all of the spices (1 1/2 tsp garam masala, 1 1/2 tsp coriander, 1 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp turmeric, 3/4 tsp salt, and pinch of cayenne and black pepper).
  4. Then add the can of peeled tomatoes with the sauce in the can. Mash up the tomatoes with a masher or large spoon.
  5. Stir well, and then add the 3 cups of cooked chickpeas and cook everything together for 20 minutes over low flame, with a cover.
  6. Enjoy with fresh cilantro and rice!