21 Aug 2023

Ingredients for Chana Masala:

2 cups cooked chickpeas (canned or boiled)
2 tbsp oil or ghee
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-inch ginger, minced
1 green chili, finely chopped (adjust to taste)
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chili powder (adjust to taste)
1 tsp garam masala
Salt to taste
Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped (for garnish)
Lemon wedges (for serving)

Cooking Method of Chana Masala:

  1. In a large Vardaan Cookware encapsulated saucepan, heat oil or ghee over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  2. Add finely chopped onions and sauté until they turn golden brown, about 5-6 minutes.
  3. Add minced garlic, ginger, and green chili. Sauté for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  4. Stir in the ground coriander, ground cumin, turmeric powder, and red chili powder. Sauté the spices for a minute to toast them.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they soften and the oil starts to separate from the masala, about 5-7 minutes.
  6. Mash some of the chickpeas lightly with a fork or potato masher. Add the cooked chickpeas to the skillet and mix well with the masala.
  7. Add garam masala and salt to taste. Adjust the spices according to your preference.
  8. Let the chana masala simmer on low heat for about 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  9. If the mixture looks dry, you can add a little water to achieve your desired gravy consistency.
  10. Once the chana masala is cooked and well-flavored, remove it from heat.
  11. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and serve with lemon wedges on the side.
  12. Enjoy the aromatic and flavorful chana masala with naan, roti, or rice for a satisfying and delicious meal.

Savor the rich blend of spices and tender chickpeas in this classic chana masala, a beloved Indian dish that brings warmth and depth to your plate.

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