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Video:How to Make Chana Masala

with Greyson Ferguson

Chana Masala is a classic Indian vegetarian dish of spiced chickpeas. Here is a delicious recipe for Chana Masala that pairs perfectly with rice or flatbread.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Chana Masala

Hey guys, Greyson Ferguson here with About.com. Today we will be making the Indian recipe of Chana Masala.

Ingredients for the Chana Masala

You'll need:
  • 1 medium onion
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 piece of minced, fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 2 green chilies, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 3 cans of drained garbanzo beans
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of garam masala

Make the Chana Masala

Peel your onion, then chop it into quarters and place into a food processor or blender. Run the processor until the onion is smooth. Set a saucepan to medium-high heat, than add the oil and onion. Brown the onion, then add the ginger, followed by the garlic.

Combine the chili powder, coriander, cumin, turmeric and green chilies into the saucepan. Reduce the heat to medium, then add one half cup of water and the tomatoes. Mix the combination for two minutes, then add the water and garbanzo beans.

Lower the heat to medium-low and allow the Chana Masala to cook for 10 minutes. Add the garam masala, cook for two more minutes, than remove from heat. There you have it. You now have freshly made Chana Masala.

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