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Chana Masala

by Kim Campbell April 03, 2020

Chana Masala

Chana Masala

This dish tends to be very oily and rich when ordered at a typical Indian restaurant. For this recipe, I have taken out the oil and used a bit of coconut milk. This dish is even better as leftovers because the flavors become more intense the longer it cooks or sits.


Prep time    15 minutes  

Cook time   30 minutes    

Yield               4 servings


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium vegetable stock for sautéing
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Garam Masala
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon sea salt
  • One 15-ounces garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup lite coconut milk
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 potatoes, diced small
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen peas


  1. In a skillet over medium heat, sauce the onion, garlic, and ginger in the vegetable stock until tender.

  2. Add all the spices and continue to cook over low heat for 1 additional minute.

  3. Add the chickpeas, tomato paste, coconut milk, diced tomatoes, potatoes, and peas. Cover and simmer until the potatoes are tender.

  4. Serve with Indian flat breads or brown rice.

Kim Campbell
Kim Campbell


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