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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)
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, optional, to taste
1 tablespoon 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.
2. Stir and simmer about 2 minutes. 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 peas are softened and dish is hot. Serve over rice.'

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SO HOW'D IT GO?

This recipe is great! It's really quick and easy, and very tasty. I added more of each spice, some garam masala , and coconut milk. Really good!

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This is such a simple recipe with a great taste. I used double the curry powder and tomato paste recommended and included some coriander leaves and a touch of cayenne pepper.

Only serves one person - Me :)

Perfect with a cup of spicy chai tea on the side.

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I love this recipe. My personal changes are: add a little ground cinnamon, and I usually use 4 or 5T tomato sauce instead of paste. I make it at least once a week, it's an extremely healthy and delicious meal! It's amazing together with lots of peas and brown rice or couscous.

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this was great! i also added turmeric. and doubled or maybe tripled the amount of tomato paste. turned out soooo good! i'm no longer afraid to cook indian food!

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This is delicious and so easy!  I went a little overboard on the red pepper, but it warmed me up after a chilly bike ride.  Thanks for sharing!!

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So i just made this....and my tastebuds are doing the cha cha!!!! This is absolutely delicous!!! The flavors have a perfect contrast....wow.  ;D

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Mine didn't turn out very well at all. ( i believe its my fault!!!) Well first of all i ran out of chickpeas and i didn't realize until i made it, so i had to use black eyed peas. Next, i didn't have curry so i made some based on an internet curry recipe without a few of the vital curry items because i didnt have any. It wasn't terrible but it just wasn't what i thought it was thanks to me. I'm going to attempt to make it tonight and then i'll post the results. Sorry for the overlylong post!!!!!

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;D !YUM YUM YUMMY! ;D

This was so quick and easy, even when low on groceries and time I had everything for it. Can't want for lunch tomarrow!

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Yum!! I made this for my family when they came up to visit, and even my carnivorous, anti-chickpea stepfather loved it. My mother insisted on getting a copy of the recipe. :)

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I cooked this over the weekend, wonderful, everyone likes it. thanks for this receipe

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