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Chana Masala
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4.5 from 10 votes

Easy Chana Masala

Delicious and spicy Indian Chana Masala. Easy to prepare, makes a perfect week day meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Chana Masala
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 242kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 onions
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • ½ green chilli optional for extra spice
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 400 g canned whole plum tomatoes
  • 500 g canned chickpeas

Instructions

  • Finely chop onions and press the garlic and ginger. Prepare the spice blend adding into a small mixing bowl the bay left, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon powder, coriander powder, garam masala, turmeric, cumin powder, chilli powder, salt and pepper.
  • Heat some vegetable oil in a pan and add the onions. Cook for around 10 minutes stirring often until softened. Add the ginger-garlic paste and the spice blend.
  • Once fragrant, using your hands crush the plum tomatoes and add the tomatoes and water into the pot. Stir and leave simmering for around 15 minutes.
  • Add the chickpeas and chopped coriander, cook for 5 more minutes, adjust with salt to taste and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 800mg | Potassium: 609mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 4mg