Monday, February 2, 2009

Make Something Monday - Channa Masala

The Husband and I have recently been converted to Indian food. We love it!! And I mean deep, googley-eyed, tummy rumbling love. His fave is Chicken Tikka Masala and mine is Channa Masala (chickpeas). I've never made Indian food, but I've come to the conclusion after years of trial and error in the kitchen that I make ethnic food much better than traditional "American" fare. This recipe is highly rated on Recipezaar and this will be my next endeavor. I'd love for you guys to try it out too and have a taste in India!

SERVES 6 -8 (change servings and units)



  1. Heat oil in a large skillet.
  2. Add onions and garlic and sauté over a medium heat until browned (3-5 minutes).
  3. Turn heat to medium-low.
  4. Add the coriander, cumin (not the roasted cumin), cayenne and turmeric.
  5. Stir for a few seconds.
  6. Add the tomatoes.
  7. Cook the tomatoes until browned lightly.
  8. Add chickpeas and a cup of water and stir.
  9. Add the roasted cumin, amchoor, paprika, garam masala, salt and lemon juice.
  10. Cook covered for 10 minutes.
  11. Remove the cover add the minced chili and ginger.
  12. Stir and cook uncovered for 30 seconds.

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