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Chana Masala

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Yields1 Serving
 2 15.5 oz cans of Ziyad Brand Chickpeas Rinsed and drained
 Salt and pepperTo taste
 1 inch fresh ginger grated
 4 Large garlic cloves
 1 Green chili Or more to taste
 2 tbsp Oil
 1 Bay leaf
 4 Whole Ziyad Brand Green Cardamom PodsSlightly crushed
 1 inch Ziyad Brand Cinnamon Stick Or 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
 ½ tsp Ziyad Brand Cumin Seeds
 1 Large red onion Finely chopped
 3 Tomatoes pureed Or finely chopped
 1 tbsp Ziyad Brand Tomato Paste
 1 tsp Ziyad Brand Coriander Powder
 ½ tsp Ziyad Brand Cumin Powder
 ½ tsp Ziyad Brand Paprika
 ¼ tsp Ziyad Brand Turmeric Powder
 ¼ tsp Garam masala
 2 tbsp CilantroChopped
1

Using a mortar and pestle, crush the ginger, garlic and green chili with a bit of salt. This will will help to create a paste. Set it aside.

2

Heat a pot over medium heat. Add the oil and let it sizzle, and then add the spices. Let the spices sizzle for 30 seconds and become fragrant.

3

Add the finely chopped onion, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Cook for a few minutes until the onions soften. Add the crushed ginger-garlic and green chili. Add the tomato paste and stir until caramelized. Add the pureed tomatoes.

4

Add the chickpeas and 2 cups of water or veggie broth. Add more water if mixture is thick. Simmer for 15 minutes and taste for seasoning.

5

Garnish with cilantro and serve Chana Masala with rice or naan with lime juice wedges.

 

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Ingredients

 2 15.5 oz cans of Ziyad Brand Chickpeas Rinsed and drained
 Salt and pepperTo taste
 1 inch fresh ginger grated
 4 Large garlic cloves
 1 Green chili Or more to taste
 2 tbsp Oil
 1 Bay leaf
 4 Whole Ziyad Brand Green Cardamom PodsSlightly crushed
 1 inch Ziyad Brand Cinnamon Stick Or 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
 ½ tsp Ziyad Brand Cumin Seeds
 1 Large red onion Finely chopped
 3 Tomatoes pureed Or finely chopped
 1 tbsp Ziyad Brand Tomato Paste
 1 tsp Ziyad Brand Coriander Powder
 ½ tsp Ziyad Brand Cumin Powder
 ½ tsp Ziyad Brand Paprika
 ¼ tsp Ziyad Brand Turmeric Powder
 ¼ tsp Garam masala
 2 tbsp CilantroChopped

Directions

1

Using a mortar and pestle, crush the ginger, garlic and green chili with a bit of salt. This will will help to create a paste. Set it aside.

2

Heat a pot over medium heat. Add the oil and let it sizzle, and then add the spices. Let the spices sizzle for 30 seconds and become fragrant.

3

Add the finely chopped onion, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Cook for a few minutes until the onions soften. Add the crushed ginger-garlic and green chili. Add the tomato paste and stir until caramelized. Add the pureed tomatoes.

4

Add the chickpeas and 2 cups of water or veggie broth. Add more water if mixture is thick. Simmer for 15 minutes and taste for seasoning.

5

Garnish with cilantro and serve Chana Masala with rice or naan with lime juice wedges.

Chana Masala

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