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Chana Masala

chana masala
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The tangy spicy fragrant aromatic Chana curry simmered in a delicious tomato puree, rich in strong flavours is an incredibly satisfying meal. It is a flavorful, not too spicy yet extremely satisfying healthy, plant-based meal often ordered by families for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

There are multiple versions of the recipe found in different parts of the world. The one served by top restaurants are mostly spicy, racy, and are given with Bhature (or rice), pickles, salad and curd. The dish is enjoyed all over the world and is known as one of the introductory meal to the Indian and Pakistani cuisine.
 
There are many different ways in which Chana masala can be prepared where tender chickpeas are simmered in tomato base, flavoured with Indian spices, amchur powder (grounded raw mango), coriander, cayenne, garam masala, turmeric, black pepper and salt that is served on a foundation of greens and red salad, decorated with lemon wedges, couscous and served with polao rice and aromatic yoghurt.

Information

  • This is a polao friendly vegetarian curry recipe suitable for veg and vegans.
  • It is gluten-free, without any artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.
  • It can be served with rice or nan.
  • It can be taken every day and is prominently found in pure-vegetarian Indian Tiffin Service.
  • This is not a seasonal recipe and can be ordered anytime in the year.
  • Chickpeas are high in protein and make an excellent replacement for meat in vegetarian and vegan diets.
  • Chana curry is a low-fat food, made from 100% pure herbs and spices.

About Chana masala
One can have multiple variants of the chana masala in global cities like Bangkok, Rome or Istanbul. The deviations include local herbs where garlic and ginger paste can be mixed with cayenne, Serrano Chile and cooked with boiled chickpeas for few minutes to get spicy gravy. The spicy chickpeas are a delicious recipe, sometimes, served with grilled fish, chicken, or vegetables.

Traditionally, the dish was made in India and Pakistan as chholay or chole masala, the soupy creamy chickpeas garnished with chillies, onion, garlic, fresh cilantro leaves.
 
Chana is a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fibre, chickpeas may offer a variety of health benefits, such as improving digestion, and reducing the risk of several diseases.  

Restaurant-style Chana masala
Chole – Bhature is a famous Punjabi breakfast served as street foods and even by most of the leading vegetarian Indian and Pakistani restaurants.

Authentic restaurant style chana masala recipe is incredibly flavoursome and delicious. IT can be served with roti or basmati rice.

Homemade Chana masala
Powdered chana masala from the leading masala brands can be used to prepare the dish at home. The masala gives the recipe the authentic Indian taste as boiled chickpeas are stirred in the ginger, garlic, and serrano chile, for some minutes and garnished with herbs.  

How to serve?
The final dish is garnished with minced cilantro (optional) or vegan plain unsweetened yoghurt and served with basmati rice or roti.

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