Channa Masala (Chickpea Curry)

Channa Masala (Chickpea Curry)

(Popular Punjabi dish)

You will need:

2 tomatoes, diced
1 onion, chopped
1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
1 tablespoon rice flour
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 (15 ounce) cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro


1. Combine the tomatoes, about half the onion, the ginger, and rice flour in a blender; blend into a paste.

2. Heat the oil and cumin seeds in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the cumin swells and turns golden brown. Cook the remaining onion in the hot oil for about 3 minutes.

Stir the blended tomato mixture, garbanzo beans, curry powder, and salt into the onions; cover and cook until hot, about 5 minutes. Garnish with the cilantro to serve.