Chana Masala is a Punjabi dish made with chickpeas. I paired it with my Chicken Tikka Masala that I made the other night. Not only is it delicious, but very healthy as well since it has a lot of fiber in it. You can even eat it as a snack. To see how I made it, keep reading.
2 (15 oz) cans chick peas, rinsed and drained
1 tbsp. canola or vegetable oil
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup diced onions
1 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
1/8 tsp. garam masala
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes or 1 large fresh tomato chopped
1/2 cup water
salt and black pepper, to taste
In a large non stick Dutch oven heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic, onions and ginger and cook until the onion is lightly browned, about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in the garam masala, tomatoes, water, chick peas, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and then cover and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring about half way through.