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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 (28 oz. per can)
  • 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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    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.


    Kayla LeGrand 2 months ago
    The recipe is alright, could use more seasoning/flavor.
    Em P. 3 months ago
    Passable, not very flavourful
    Bree Hartshorn 3 months ago
    Very tasty and hearty
    Vogt 7 months ago
    Not super spicy but relatively flavourful. Good recipe but add more spices
    Brittany Finan 7 months ago
    This dish was amazing and so flagrant! I served this with white rice, spicy asian green beans and naan bread. The prep time is long, but worth it!
    Althea Christine 7 months ago
    I added too much lemon at the end. Otherwise it was a fragrant spiceful, tomato-ey goodness that worked well on top of some butter toast.
    Brett 7 months ago
    Would make again. Added spinach.
    Parnell Forbing 8 months ago
    Very Flavorful Dish. Perfect medium heat!
    Pedro Dias 9 months ago
    Amazing taste!!!!! Added red peppers instead of jalapeño.
    Caramel K 9 months ago
    Delicious! But next time I would not put the ingredients in the blender. Had to push the ingredients down after every pulse and it puréed the onions. I should have used the food processor or just chopped by hand.
    Jana 10 months 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 10 months 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 a year ago
    fantastic!!!! love it
    William Stiteler a year ago
    Solid quick and easy thanks!
    Added 2 spoons of sugar and little cream. Came out yummy 😋
    Andy 2 years ago
    Turned out really good, very easy to make.
    Dom 2 years ago
    I really liked it. Will make it again
    Ruiz 2 years ago
    Fácil de preparar. Excelente guía con video y sabores intensos y deliciosos.
    Pereira 2 years ago
    Came out well even with some substitutes
    Bonnie Braudway 2 years ago
    We visited India last year and have been craving good Indian food. This hit the spot!
    Benjamin Horen 2 years ago
    loved it. next time i wouldve added quite a bit more chili pepper and ground coriander earlier in the cooking process.
    Sami Ab 2 years ago
    Quite a delicious recipee
    Amshuv Girla 2 years ago
    really good.. i used tomato puree instead of hot sauce