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Chana Masala
Chana Masala
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Chana Masala is a classic vegetarian curry that's as filling as it is delicious. Serve as a main or as part of a bigger Indian feast!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: black mustard seeds, chickpeas, coriander, garam masala, green chilli, onion, tinned tomatoes, turmeric
Servings: 2 people
Author: Emma Walton
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 large onion half diced, half thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 0.5 inch root ginger minced
  • 2 green chillies diced
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 0.5 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander ground
  • 1 pinch cracked black pepper
  • 0.25 tsp turmeric
  • 0.75 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tin tomatoes
  • 1 tin chickpeas
  • 1 handful green beans
  • 1 handful coriander fresh
  1. Heat 1 tbsp of sunflower oil in a pan along with the diced onion and a pinch of salt. Cook on a medium heat for 8-10 minutes of until the onions have begun to soften.

  2. Add the garlic, ginger, green chillies and other spices (except the garam masala) to the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes.

  3. Transfer the onions and spices to a blender along with 50ml of water and blitz until smooth.

  4. Add the onion/spice mix to a heavy bottomed sauce pan along with the garamasala, tinned tomatoes, chickpeas and green beans: place on a low heat to simmer for 30 minutes.

  5. In the meantime, heat the remaining tbsp of sunflower oil in a pan along with the thinly sliced onions and another pinch of salt. Cook on a medium heat for 10-15 minutes until the onions have softened and begun to brown before adding to the chickpeas.

  6. Immediately before serving stir through the fresh coriander.