Thursday, June 08, 2006

Chana Masala

Sometimes you just want the taste of something different. Chana masala fits that bill nicely. This wonderfully fragrant and delicious dish from India is perfect. It doesn't take long to make and the ingredients can easily be found in a large grocery store.

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
½ jalapeno pepper, seeded and very finely diced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 15 oz. can crushed canned tomatoes
2 15 oz. cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon sea salt
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped

1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until they begin to brown. Add garlic, jalapeno and cumin. Cook 1 minute more.
2. Add tomatoes, chickpeas, garam masala and sea salt. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes.
3. Stir in cilantro.
4. Serve over hot basmati rice.


t. said...

Is it really that easy????
I always thought indian dishes to be so complicated!
Thanks a lot for the recipe!

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