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Channa Masala Recipe

Looking for an easy Channa Masala recipe? Learn how to make Channa Masala using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by chickweed

Makes 8 servings



A slightly revised version from: http://www.route79.com/food/channa-masala.htm

Recipe Ingredients for Channa Masala

1 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 medium onion chopped
2 tbsp grated ginger
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp chili flakes
28 oz chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp garam masala
1 tbsp coriander
3/4 tbsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cardamom
1 tsp cumin
2 tsp salt
1 large sweet potato, cubed
38 oz chickpeas, drained and rinsed

Recipe Directions for Channa Masala

  1. Heat the oil in the pot until hot. Add the cumin seeds and watch them pop and fizzle for around 20 seconds. Then add the chopped onions and fry until they are lightly browned. Then add the ginger, garlic and chili flakes. Stir fry on medium heat.

  2. Add the tin of chopped tomato and stir-fry for about 5 mins on medium-to-high heat until the oil starts to separate from the onion/tomato mixture - and then add the spices. Stir thoroughly over medium flame.Then add the chunks of sweet potato - stir until well coated in spices. Then add around 3 smallish glasses of water into the pot - and put the lid on and bring to boil. Let it simmer on a very low flame for around 20 mins with the lid on. This will soften the potato.

  3. After about 20 mins add the chickpeas. Stir it all up - and add another small glass of water to the pot. Bring to a fierce boil and then turn the flame down to simmer the pot for a while - with the lid partially on.After about a further 15 mins of simmering - add some freshly chopped (or frozen) fresh coriander leaf and stir it all in. Keep it simmering for about 10 mins more. After that - turn off the heat - put the lid on tight - and let it it stand for around 15 mins. Serve with basmati or brown rice.

Categories

Main Dish, Indian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 292.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
566
Calories from Fat
93
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.3g
16%
Saturated Fat
1.1g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
631mg
26%
Potassium
1612mg
46%
Total Carbohydrates
94.9g
32%
Dietary Fiber
26.2g
105%
Sugars
19.7g
Protein
28.0g
Vitamin A 105% Vitamin C 42%
Calcium 18% Iron 54%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • Very high in manganese
  • High in vitamin A
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