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Easy Indian Chana Masala

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This vegetarian main dish is fragrant with warm Indian spices and full of healthy protein from chickpeas. Chopping the aromatic vegetables in the blender saves time – and some tears from the onion! A pot of white or brown basmati rice makes an excellent accompaniment, in addition to naan; just put the rice on to cook when you start the chana masala. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Martha Holmberg.


  • 1 inch fresh ginger
  • 1 jalapeño chili
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt (for simmering)
  • 1 tablespoon Garam Masala
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 can whole peeled tomatoes (1 can is 28 oz.)
  • 2 cans chickpeas (14 oz. per can)
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (for simmering)
  • 1 cup cilantro (leaves and tender sprigs; 1 cup is 1/2 cup chopped, for simmering and finishing stew)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (plus more to taste)
  • salt (for serving)
  • hot sauce (for serving)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (for garnish, optional)
  • 4 pieces naan bread
  • steamed white rice (or brown rice)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium63% DV1510mg
    Fat17% DV11g
    Protein29% DV15g
    Carbs28% DV83g
    Fiber36% DV9g
    Calories490Calories from Fat100
    Total Fat11g17%
    Saturated Fat0.5g3%
    Trans Fat0g
    Calories from Fat100
    Total Carbohydrate83g28%
    Dietary Fiber9g36%
    Vitamin A8%
    Vitamin C30%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Jana a month ago
    My first time making an Indian dish! It turned out so delicious! My hubby LOVED it and he’s a tough critic of Indian food as he’s from the UK, so he grew up on Indian dishes! I will definitely make again. And now I’m so fearful of attempting to make Indian dishes at home. Thank you! ❤️
    Brian Park a month ago
    The whole family loved it. Very simple ingredients and easy to make. Add rice and naan and it’s a perfect fast weekday meal
    sandy 3 months ago
    fantastic!!!! love it
    William Stiteler 7 months ago
    Solid quick and easy thanks!
    Added 2 spoons of sugar and little cream. Came out yummy 😋
    Andy 9 months ago
    Turned out really good, very easy to make.
    Dom 10 months ago
    I really liked it. Will make it again
    Ruiz 10 months ago
    Fácil de preparar. Excelente guía con video y sabores intensos y deliciosos.
    Pereira a year ago
    Came out well even with some substitutes
    Bonnie Braudway a year ago
    We visited India last year and have been craving good Indian food. This hit the spot!
    Benjamin Horen a year ago
    loved it. next time i wouldve added quite a bit more chili pepper and ground coriander earlier in the cooking process.
    Sami Ab a year ago
    Quite a delicious recipee
    Amshuv Girla a year ago
    really good.. i used tomato puree instead of hot sauce