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Chana Masala

What you need: 

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
1-2 medium potatoes, cut into small cubes
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 cup water, divided
1 (19 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons tomato paste
3/4 cup coconut milk
2 teaspoons garam masala

What you do: 

1. Sauté onion, garlic and ginger in olive oil on medium heat until onions turn golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add potatoes and stir together.
2. Add curry powder, cumin and 1/4 cup of the water and mix together. When water has boiled off, add remaining ingredients except for garam masala and mix well.
3. Cover and cook until potatoes are just done; add more water if needed. Add garam masala right before serving.
Serve over jasmine or basmati rice with papadums or chapattis.
Source of recipe: This recipe is totally in my head, so I am guessing spice amounts. You may have to adjust the quantities to suit your taste. This turns out different every time, but always delicious! The tomato paste is a must. You can add more if you want.

Preparation Time: 
30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Recipe Category: 


so i definately just made this in my dorm room haha...we are lucky enough to have a kitchen in the hall and i was craving something homemade for a change...i pretty much followed the recipe, but used rice milk instead of coconut and i didnt have the cumin or ginger. it came out amazinggg tho for dorm room chana and i also added tofu for more protien. im so excited to eat it! this is an awesome simple recipe!  ;D


Mmmmm, I made this over the weekend and it was a big hit at my house.  I added some red pepper flakes to heat it up a bit more and served it with basmati and hot mango chutney. 


me and my husband wanted some chana masala.. so im like ok! ill make some!..  i came on here to get a recipe and there are like 15 chana masala recipes! oh no! haha so after like 30 mins of looking through each one i settled on this one.. mostly because it had ingredients that i had, and it had coconut milk in it.. yum!

so i made a double recipe.. i used freshly cooked black chickpeas (~3 cups) and a large sweet potato, instead of the normal yellow chickpeas and white potato.. i also added 3 small minced red scotch bonnet peppers (like a habanero) and the juice of 1 lime.. and i cut the onions into slivers instead of mincing it, cuz every chana masala ive had in restaurants had the onions cut like that..

i didnt have garam masala.. so i made my own :)

1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander (I used curry powder)
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

im glad i picked this recipe.. and im glad it turned out so good!.. now i have enough delicious indian food to last us for at least a week :D

i served it with rice, plantain chips, cilantro and fruit chutney



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