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spicy chana masala

Spicy Chana Masala



  • In a pan over medium heat, heat the vegetable oil, then sauté the garlic and onion until fragrant and slightly softened (approximately 5 minutes).
  • Lower the heat, then add the tomatoes, ground cumin, coriander, turmeric, and cayenne pepper powder. Stir occasionally for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Lower the heat to low, then add the chickpeas, water, chili powder, amchoor powder, garam masala, paprika, and lemon juice. Stir to combine.
  • Cover the pan and allow the chickpea mix to simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove the cover and add the jalapeño pepper and grated ginger. Stir until the ginger is fragrant (approximately 30 seconds to one minute).
  • Add the salt and stir to combine. Add addition salt, cayenne pepper, or other seasonings to taste, then serve.


You can use the whole tomato in the recipe if you prefer a more tomato-y chana masala.