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A Really Good Chana Masala

A Really Good Chana Masala
  • Category

    Main Course

  • Cusine

    Indian Vegetarian


2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 large onion, finely chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger

2 teaspoons ground coriander

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon garam masala

1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 cups cooked chickpeas

3 tomatoes, diced

Salt to taste

Freshly chopped cilantro for garnish


Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for another minute, stirring constantly. Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, garam masala, ground cumin, ground coriander, and cayenne pepper . Stir to combine and cook for 5 minutes or until the tomatoes are softened. Add the cooked chickpeas and stir to combine with the spices. Cook for another 5 minutes or until heated through. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt as needed. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro before serving with rice or naan bread if desired!.