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Chana Aloo Masala

Chana Aloo Masala
  • Meal


  • Cusine


1 lb russet potato

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 yellow onion

2 cloves garlic

2 Tbsp fresh grated ginger

1 Tbsp garam masala

28 oz can crushed tomatoes

2 Tbsp tomato paste

1/2 tsp salt

15 oz can chickpeas

1/4 bunch fresh cilantro

6 oz plain yogurt

4 cups cooked rice


Peel the potato and cut it into one-inch cubes. Place the cubes in a sauce pot, add enough water to cover the potatoes by one inch, and bring the pot to a boil over high heat. Boil the potatoes for 5-7 minutes, or until they can easily be pierced with a fork. Drain the potatoes and set them aside. Dice the onion, mince the garlic, and peel and grate the ginger . Add the olive oil, onion, garlic, and ginger to a large deep skillet and sauté over medium heat until the onions are soft and transparent . Add the garam masala to the skillet and continue to sauté for about a minute more to toast the spices. It's okay if the spices begin to stick to the surface of the skillet slightly, but be sure not to let them burn. Add the crushed tomatoes and tomato paste to the skillet. Stir to dissolve the tomato paste into the crushed tomatoes and to dissolve the spices off the bottom of the skillet. Allow the sauce to heat through . Taste the sauce and add salt as needed . Drain the chickpeas, then add them to the skillet along with the cooked potatoes. Stir everything to coat in the hot sauce, then heat through. Spoon the Chana Aloo Masala over cooked rice , topped with chopped cilantro and a dollop of plain yogurt . .