Chana Masala Chana Masala

Photography: Yvonne Duivenvoorden | Food Styling: Claire Stubbs | Prop Styling: Catherine Doherty

This deliciously spiced dish is common vegetarian fare in India. If you're a fan of spice, add a finely chopped red chili or two along with the garlic. Serve with basmati rice, naan bread or dosa (savoury crepes found in speciality Indian grocery stores).

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine



In saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook onions, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes.

Add garlic and ginger; cook for 1 minute. Stir in chili powder, coriander, cumin and garam masala; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Stir in 1 cup water, tomato paste, brown sugar, salt and chickpeas, scraping up any browned bits. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until thickened slightly, about 15 minutes. Stir in lemon juice.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 14 g
  • Sodium 778 mg
  • Sugars 17 g
  • Protein 14 g
  • Calories 439.0
  • Total fat 14 g
  • Potassium 870 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 69 g


  • Iron 38.0
  • Folate 65.0
  • Calcium 11.0
  • Vitamin A 9.0
  • Vitamin C 35.0
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