Chana Masala (Indian Chickpeas)
Typically made with onions, tomatoes, coriander, garlic, ginger, garam masala and amchoor powder (among other spices), this dish has a slight spicy and sour quality to it.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
- 1 " fresh ginger peeled and coarsely chopped
- 4-5 garlic cloves smashed
- Juice from 1/2 a lemon
- 2 serrano chilies chopped
Heat the ghee over medium heat and cook the onions until browned. This should take about 5-10 minutes. Be careful not to burn them or your dish will have a bitter flavor.
Add the spice mix and cook for 1 minute, then add the spice paste and cook for another 30 seconds.
Add tomatoes, tomato juice, chicken broth, sugar, salt and chickpeas and cook for 30 minutes.
When finished cooking, add the juice of half a lemon and the 1/2 teaspoon of garam masala to finish.
Garnish with cilantro and serve with basmati rice and/or naan bread.
Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 651mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2.3mg