Leave a comment below and share a picture on. I was wondering if a can of fire roasted diced tomatoes can be substituted for regular diced tomatoes? Served over brown rice. The next day I used leftovers for lunch: toast, with Kate’s Best Hummus (a staple in my fridge) topped off with the Chana Masala. It is a easy and delicious recipe. Chana Masala – A flavorful vegan chickpea curry recipe that’s quick and easy to make for a healthy Indian inspired weeknight dinner ready in 30 minutes! i just got some desi chana beans from rancho gordo – can i substitute the desi chana beans for garbanzos? Delicious, but very tomato-ey. When you can cook dinner at home in under 30 minutes (and have leftovers too), why dish out dollars for takeout? Made this tonight. Recipe notes. Going to cook chana Marsala again. Hi Kate I have been following you for years and just want to say thanks for all the recipes and the joy you bring to food. And loved every bite! This was the perfect meal for this rainy evening! Check. Delicious! I like to also top this dish with pine nuts for an extra nutty note! Cook the rice (if you want to serve the chana masala on rice): Bring a large pot of water to boil on the stove and rinse the rice in a fine-mesh colander. SO good. I made the switch because ground cumin is easier to find. Serve. So delicious, I can’t believe I made it! I ended up finding a chickpea tikka masala recipe to make instead (didn’t require coriander). Making it again tonight….(Monday!). I have made this several times (and it makes a lot for one person, so I always freeze some and it freezes beautifully). I’m really happy you re-posted this! Thank you, Kate! (You will not be subscribed to our email newsletter. Chana Means Chickpea. Since I am from India I had some additional spices that make this taste truly restaurant style. If you are new to it this covers techniques used in many Indian dishes. Thank you. ), ▸ Categories dairy free, easy weeknight dinners, egg free, fall, favorites, gluten free, Indian, main dishes, nut free, pack for lunch, pantry friendly, recipes, soy free, vegan, winter ▸ Ingredients brown rice, chickpeas, Vegetable enthusiast. I’m happy you enjoyed it, Naz. I’m glad you found comments helpful, Jenni! Thanks for your review! Made in about 20 minutes, this authentic recipe tastes so much like restaurant chana masala … If it’s not spicy enough for your liking, add another pinch of cayenne. It was like eating chickpeas in a pool of marinara sauce. Timing was off. If you made the recipe, please choose a star rating, too. Lightly roast each spice (except aamchoor and turmeric powder) in a small pan until they are hot … For flavor, I substituted 1/4 teaspoon each of cinnamon and nutmeg, and added a good shake of crushed red pepper for the heat. This was thoroughly good! I have read that cooking gets rid of phytic acid, and canned beans are cooked beans so that shouldn’t be a problem. Healthy, full of flavour and delicious. Flavorful and delicious, definitely a new go to. Check. https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/chana-masala-368470 I love this quick and healthy Indian-inspired dish so much I always make sure to have the ingredients stocked in my pantry. This looks delicious. Lol. My nutritional information is below the notes section. I appreciate your review. Thank you for the recipe! Any suggestions on what to chance ramp up on to down the tomato taste?? If you don’t have it and want to get by without making another trip to the store, you could use tikka masala instead, or perhaps even 1 teaspoon yellow curry powder. Hi Sera! Hi Christine! I kept the link. Let me be the first to point out that this recipe is somewhat unconventional! I like you made both! Today I made the chana masala and my husband and I loved it. Added some veggie broth as it cooked to keep it from drying out as it simmered and we added a few scoops of Chana Masala powder. My dog, Cookie, catches the crumbs. To them it is fresh green Coriander leaves as opposed to ground Coriander which is produced from the seeds. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. *Tame the heat: While chana masala is inherently full of spice, the serrano (or jalapeño) and cayenne pepper are what bring the heat. I simply served it with whole wheat baguette, and I plan to freeze some, as well. My gf loves Indian food and i just forwarded her the link to try it on her own. I used tikka masala instead of garam masala (just because I’ve been using garam masala a lot lately and wanted to try different flavors) added cayenne, and left my pepper seeded for the heck of it. Love this recipe, have made it multiple times! Thank You! What did you decide to do? If using whole tomatoes, use the back of a wooden spoon to break the tomatoes apart (you can leave some chunks of tomato for texture). Add the garlic and ginger, and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. I’m glad you love it, Rachna! Add onion and serrano pepper. I bet this makes your home smell amazing!! I would suggest attempting a paneer makhani next, which is a traditional Indian cottage cheese delicacy with lots of creamy goodness! It’s great to hear from you. I serve it with a little rice and sweet peas. That is a good substitute. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until flavors are blended, 12-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. It’s a hearty, saucy chickpea and tomato dish with warming spices. I have all the ingredients so will try this one tonight! Add onion, ginger, garlic and, if desired, I loved this!!! Wonderful recipe, and I really appreciate the notes at the bottom for substitutions, as my household is mildly lactose and strictly gluten intolerant. Very hearty and delicious! I believe you could also successfully freeze the chana masala and rice components for later. This is a keeper! Boil the rice for 30 minutes, then turn off the heat and drain the rice. Loved it. We have just finished eating and I want to say this WAS a PERFECT, delightfully flavored, one-dish meal!! Spicy, flavoursome and quick! :) The original recipe called for cooking 1 ½ teaspoons cumin seeds in the oil before adding the onions, etc. My kids liked dipping their steamed sweet potatoes, cauliflower and panfried chicken in the sauce – they are aged 4 and 7 – so without the heat the kiddos might like it at your house too. I’m too lazy to make it 2 days later! I’m going to be adding it to the dinner rotation this week – with all that’s going on, I’m forced to work from home, and I love getting in the kitchen after holing up in my office all day to cook! would love to see a pad thai or a pad kee mao recipe!! This vegan chana masala is spicy, hearty, and comforting. If you don’t have garam masala and don’t want to make another trip to the store, here are a few unconventional options. I wanted more veggies but wanted a one-bowl meal too. * wink wink * Pls take with a pinch of salt n masala…! I had to omit some of the spices as coriander and turmeric are hard to come by in my country, but it was delicious all the same.