Chana Masala

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Delicious authentic Indian Chole or Chana Masala, is quick and easy to make, and perfect to go with Bhature (Indian Bread) or some steamed rice. Chole Bhature is an extremely popular Indian dish in restaurants world wide and also a popular Street food in India. Enjoy!

oil of choice
2-3 bay leaves
small cinnamon stick
2 black cardamom pods
2 green cardamom pods
3 cloves1 tsp cumin seeds
2 brown onions, finely chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, grated
1” fresh ginger, grated
2 tomatoes, finely chopped
1 ½  tsp salt
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp amchoor powder
1 tsp pomegranate powder
800g tinned chickpeas

– Add 3-4 tbsp oil to a hot pan. Add the bay leaves, cinnamon stick, cardamom, and cloves. Let them sizzle for 30 seconds.

– Add the cumin seeds and onions. Cook for 7-8 minutes until golden brown.

– Add the garlic and ginger. Mix well and cook for 1 minute.

– Add the tomatoes with a splash of water and cook for 5-6 minutes.

– Add the salt and all the spices with a splash of water. Mix well.

– Add the chickpeas with the aquafaba. Mix well, cover, and cook for 15-20 minutes.

– Use a potato masher to crush the chickpeas slightly.

You can enjoy it with some chapati or piping hot rice!

7 thoughts on “Chana Masala”

  1. Hi Chetna,

    This sounds lovely. Will the recipes on here be in your new book? Although the You Tube demos are helpful I really need a written recipe to follow as I just don’t have time to write down the ingredients for my shopping list and then the method. Would be sooo great to have them in writing as well…happy cooking!

  2. I made this last night and it was so delicious!! Thank you for all your recipes, I’ve enjoyed trying them out. I want to make the Coffee Walnut Cake next! I do have one question, though. What are the spice quantities for the mango powder, coriander and garam masala? Maybe I missed you mentioning them. Thanks!


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