Chana Masala

AuthorJen BookerDifficultyIntermediate

This is simple and so yummy

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time1 hr 10 minsTotal Time1 hr 20 mins

 2 tbsps sunflower oil
 1 onion, finely chopped
 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
 2.5cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
 1 red chilli deseeded and finely chopped
 1.5 heaped teaspoons garam masala
 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
 1/4 tsp brown sugar
 400g chopped toms
 400g tinned chickpeas
 300ml coconut milk
 30g fresh coriander chopped
 Salt & Pepper
 Basmati rice to serve

1

Heat oil in a heavy based pan and add the onion

2

Add the ginger, garlic and chilli

3

Fry for 5 minutes

4

Sprinkle over the garam masala, turmeric and a pinch of the sugar

5

Fry for several minutes before adding the tomatoes , a little salt & pepper and the remaining sugar

6

Stir well and simmer for 30 minutes

7

Add the chickpeas to the sauce

8

Pour in half the coconut milk, season and simmer for 20 minutes before adding the rest

9

Check seasoning and simmer for a further 20 minutes

10

Stir through most of the coriander, reserving some for a garnish

11

Serve with rice

Ingredients

 2 tbsps sunflower oil
 1 onion, finely chopped
 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
 2.5cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
 1 red chilli deseeded and finely chopped
 1.5 heaped teaspoons garam masala
 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
 1/4 tsp brown sugar
 400g chopped toms
 400g tinned chickpeas
 300ml coconut milk
 30g fresh coriander chopped
 Salt & Pepper
 Basmati rice to serve

Directions

1

Heat oil in a heavy based pan and add the onion

2

Add the ginger, garlic and chilli

3

Fry for 5 minutes

4

Sprinkle over the garam masala, turmeric and a pinch of the sugar

5

Fry for several minutes before adding the tomatoes , a little salt & pepper and the remaining sugar

6

Stir well and simmer for 30 minutes

7

Add the chickpeas to the sauce

8

Pour in half the coconut milk, season and simmer for 20 minutes before adding the rest

9

Check seasoning and simmer for a further 20 minutes

10

Stir through most of the coriander, reserving some for a garnish

11

Serve with rice

Chana Masala

One Comment

  1. Tasty – can be bubbling away whilst you get on with something else…chores / drinking wine 🙂
    Between 2 of us there were no leftovers (we are greedy though!) so perhaps add a side/s for 4 people

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