CHANA MASALA (CHICKPEA TOMATO CURRY)

Recipe Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons Oil

1 Tablespoon India Spice Blend

4 cloves fresh garlic, finely diced

1-inch piece fresh ginger, finely diced

1 large yellow onion, finely diced

4 tomatoes, chopped

½ cup water

½ teaspoon salt

1 can chickpeas, drained

cilantro & lemon juice for garnish

Recipe Instructions: 

1. Add 2 Tablespoons oil to pan and place over medium heat.  When the oil is hot add 1 Tablespoon India Spice Blend.

2. Let the spices simmer in the oil until the seeds begin to pop (2-3 minutes), then add the finely diced garlic & ginger.  After a few minutes, add the onion.  When the onion is soft and translucent (after about 5 minutes) add the tomatoes, ½ cup water, and 1 teaspoon salt. 

3.  Allow the mixture boil down over medium heat until the water has evaporated and the sauce has thickened. 

5. Add 1 can chickpeas and cook until chickpeas are tender and sauce has thickened even more (5-10 minutes).

6. Add salt to taste, top with fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lemon juice, and enjoy with rice or delicious Indian bread.