Delicious Chana Masala


A delicious dish of chickpeas, onions, and tomatoes! You will love this stuff! I suggest eating this with fresh fried naan.

close up on a bowl of Chana Masala
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves minced garlic

  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger

  • 1 green chile pepper, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons paprika

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

  • 4 cups chopped tomatoes

  • 4 cups cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans)

  • ½ cup tomato sauce

  • ½ cup plain yogurt

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion, garlic, ginger, and green chile pepper in hot oil until onions are translucent, about 10 minutes.

  2. Season onion mixture with cumin, paprika, coriander, garam masala, turmeric, and cayenne pepper; stir. Cook onion with spices until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, chickpeas, and tomato sauce; stir and simmer until the tomatoes soften, about 5 minutes.

  3. Stir yogurt into the mixture until the color of the mixture is even; simmer until again hot, about 5 minutes more. Remove pan from heat; stir lemon juice and salt into the mixture.

Cook's Note:

You may want to add more than one green chile pepper if you like to have things very spicy. I generally use 2 jalapenos for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

413 Calories
8g Fat
73g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 413
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 1207mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 73g 26%
Dietary Fiber 15g 54%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 67mg 333%
Calcium 193mg 15%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 1193mg 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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