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Chana Masala

What you need: 

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon curry
1 tablespoon tomato paste (I used ketchup, how embarrassing)
1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained, reserving 3 tablespoons liquid
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
fresh black pepper, to taste
crushed red pepper, to taste, optional
1 tablespoon vegan margarine

What you do: 

1. Heat oil on medium high heat. Fry onions until slightly browned. Reduce heat to medium. Add garlic, curry, and paste. Stir and simmer about 2 minutes.
2. Add chickpeas, reserved liquid, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper. Simmer 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Add red pepper, to taste. Add margarine, stirring through to melt it. Stir and simmer for 5 minutes more or until chickpeas are softened and dish is hot. Serve over rice.
Source of recipe: I don't know how authentic this is, but I whipped it up last night. It tasted great to me.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes, Cooking time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
15 minutes
Servings: 
2 to 4
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

This is really good! The only modification I made was I added a can of tomato paste and tomato sauce.

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this was delisious ! even my picky husband who refuses to try cultural foods loved this! :)>>>

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This was pretty good!! I'm always looking for shortcuts to making Indian Food. I didn't read the reviews before making and will take a couple suggestions into consideration the next time I make this dish...use garam masala, more tomato pasta, and maybe even some coconut milk...

Thanks for this!!

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I made this AGAIN, but a little different. 

I added 2 chopped yellow peppers and 1 chopped zucchini with the onions at the beginning.  I also added cooked potatoes and 1 can of coconut milk when I added the chickpeas.  It was so good.  ;)b

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........If there was an icon for 'eyes rolling into back of head' i would use it. :D

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;)b  Love this!!  I make this at least a few times a month.  The ingredients are so basic, so even when the cupboards are getting bare, I know I can always make this in a pinch. 

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EmbraceLife,
I always add Spinach to my Indian dishes. Tastsy and a great way to get your veggies in. Enjoy!

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do you think spinach would taste good in this??

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this is perhaps the best basic meal of all time. great for poor students like me who need to eat real food ;)

i used a 1/3 cup soy milk for some creaminess (i really do not like coconut milk)
generous handful of frozen peas
2 tbs of tomato paste
1/3 water - i wanted mine more saucy

i forgot to add the lemon to it, and also didnt add the liquid from the canned chickpeas - i find that stuff really disgusting. i also omitted the salt as the margarine is salty enough for our tastes. This is so yummy and probably and so cheap to make :)

next time we are going to use dried chickpeas and maybe dice a potato :)

thanks for such a great recipe  :)>>>

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Really yummy! All i could find for a base for dinner was chickpeas and decided to try something different. I used coconut milk like many people said, and didnt see the thing about saving chick pea water so i just left that out. I added garam marsala and a dash of soy sauce.  ;)b

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