Thursday, August 18, 2011

Recipe: Indian Chana Masala (Chick Peas in Tomato Sauce)

2 tbs oil
1/2 tsp black mustard seeds
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1 medium onion- diced 
1 tsp ginger paste
1 1/2 tsp garlic paste
1 can Tomato (whole or diced)- reserve juice
1 can Garbanzo Beans- Drained
1/2 can reserved tomato juice
1/2 can water
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp chili powder
2 tsp garam masala
Salt to Taste

1.  Heat oil in sauce pan.  Add seeds and pop.  Add onion, and fry until light brown.

2.  Add tomatoes, garlic paste, ginger paste.  Fry for 2 minutes.
3.  Add spices, salt, garbanzo beans, water, and tomato juice.  Boil 5 minutes, cover and simmer 10-15 minutes.

4.  Serve over rice or with poori (recipe coming soon).


  1. Yum! I adore Indian food. Thanks for posting!

  2. Looks delicious! I am going to have to keep this recipe on hand! :)


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