Easy Chana Masala

  • Women‍‍`s Corner
  • October 17, 2022

I love this quick and healthy Indian-inspired dish so much I always make sure to have the ingredients stocked in my pantry. It makes weeknight dinners feel a little more special. —Janeen Judah, Houston, Texas


- 1 tablespoon canola oil

- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion

- 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot

- 2 garlic cloves, minced

- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped, optional

- 1/2 teaspoon salt

- 1 teaspoon garam masala

- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

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- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

- 1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained

- 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained

- 3 cups hot cooked brown rice

- 1/4 cup plain yogurt

- Minced fresh cilantro

Method: In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, ginger, garlic and, if desired, jalapeno; cook and stir until onion is softened and lightly browned, 4-5 minutes. Add salt and spices; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and garbanzo beans; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until flavors are blended, 12-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with rice. Top with yogurt and cilantro.

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Nutrition Facts: 0.750 cup garbanzo bean mixture with 3/4 cup rice: 359 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 616mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 9g fiber), 10g protein.

This recipe is taken from https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/

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