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Chana Masala

What you need: 

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon curry
1 tablespoon tomato paste (I used ketchup, how embarrassing)
1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained, reserving 3 tablespoons liquid
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
fresh black pepper, to taste
crushed red pepper, to taste, optional
1 tablespoon vegan margarine

What you do: 

1. Heat oil on medium high heat. Fry onions until slightly browned. Reduce heat to medium. Add garlic, curry, and paste. Stir and simmer about 2 minutes.
2. Add chickpeas, reserved liquid, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper. Simmer 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Add red pepper, to taste. Add margarine, stirring through to melt it. Stir and simmer for 5 minutes more or until chickpeas are softened and dish is hot. Serve over rice.
Source of recipe: I don't know how authentic this is, but I whipped it up last night. It tasted great to me.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes, Cooking time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
15 minutes
Servings: 
2 to 4
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

I had a can of chickpeas and no idea what to do with them. This is the first and definitely not the last time that I make this recipe. Though I might follow the directions more carefully next time. In my excitement I accidentally put in the chickpeas before the garlic and curry but it is still yummy. Like others I did not have tomato paste but the ketchup did not take away from the flavor at all. I had it over some brown rice. This is a dish I will cook again. It is a great low budget meal.  :)>>>

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This is recipe is so good. My family loves it. One of the easiest things to throw together with what I have in the kitchen. I always add a little lite coconut milk to mine, just to make it creamier.  ;)

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This was very yummy! I used ketchup insted of tomato paste as well. I think next time i will cut back a bit on the curry, it was a bit to spicy for me. Thank for the recipe!

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i made this exactly the way the recipe said to and didn't like it :( i've never had Chana Masala  before so I wasn't even sure what to expect... maybe it would have been better if I had tried some of the other user's suggestions. Oh well.

Ok so I changed my mind after trying some of the suggestions... I added maybe 1/4 cup coconut milk, extra tomato paste, some chopped carrots, green onions, lots of red pepper, soy sauce... it turned out awesome and was super easy... thank u fellow vegweber's :)

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An absolutely delicious recipe. I enjoyed it very much the first time I made it, and have done ever since!  ;)b

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5 stars for being delicious, easy, fast and adaptable to what I have.  Thank you for this recipe!  I  SOOOO did not want to spend all evening in the kitchen and this made EVERYONE happy.

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Second time making this, it was even better than the last time! I actually used tomato paste this time (added in some extra), no lemon juice, tripled the garlic, and replaced the liquid with about triple the coconut milk.
Sooooo good.

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i made this exactly the way the recipe said to and didn't like it :( i've never had Chana Masala  before so I wasn't even sure what to expect... maybe it would have been better if I had tried some of the other user's suggestions. Oh well.

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This was really yummy. I had never tried chickpeas before and now they're one of my favorite foods. Thank you for the recipe!

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This recipe is really good!  ;)b

I usually buy prepared Chana Masala in a can, but this was much better.  I like my chana masala fairly spicy with lots of gravy, so I used 1 1/2 T. medium-hot curry powder and added 1/2 cup water to make a gravy.  I let this cook down quite a bit and added a bit more water at the end, and a bit more salt.  I also stirred in 2 T. chopped cilantro at the end.

The 1 T. margarine (I used Earth Balance Whipped) really made the dish. 

Thanks for a quick and tasty dish, Begonias!

Dazzle

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