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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Indian Chickpeas: Chana Masala #Foodie Friday

Indian Chickpeas: Chana Masala: simplelivingeating.com


Chickpeas or garbanzo beans are probably one of the most popular beans. They are used in cooking throughout India, some countries of the Middle East, Southern Europe, South American and Mexico.

This India Chickpea dish is a simplified version of the Northern Indian dish called Chana Masala. I love that you can open a can of chickpeas, sauté up a few ingredients, mix in some seasoning and have an exotic, healthy vegetarian main dish. 


Indian Chickpeas: Chana Masala: simplelivingeating.com

I served this with my Slow Cooker Indian Eggplant, Naan bread, yogurt, and Basmati rice... light and delicious for summer or anytime of the year. 


Indian Chickpeas: Chana Masala: simplelivingeating.com


Indian Chickpeas: Chana Masala

by Diane Balch
simplelivingeating.com

preparation 10 minutes                                   serves 4

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
1 can 15 ounce drained of chickpeas
1 small onion diced
1 medium tomato chopped
1/4 teaspoon of grated ginger
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 tablespoon of chile pepper minced (I used jalapeno)
1 teaspoon of garam marsala
salt and pepper to taste
garnish: 1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro


Directions:

1) Heat EVOO in a medium sauce pan on medium high heat. Saute onions until soft then add as you chop in the following order: pepper, garlic, garam marsala,
ginger, chickpeas, tomato. Heat through.

2) Garnish with cilantro and serve with naan, yogurt, and basmati rice.









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32 comments:

  1. Chickpeas are so nutritious. We include them in our meal planning often. Thanks for hosting Diane and I hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Sam

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    1. I love them and I love how many things you can do with them from falafel to hummus to great Indian dishes like this.

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  2. I haven't ever cooked with chickpeas. This looks delicious. Thanks for hosting!

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    1. If you like hummus you'll love them. Hope you give them a try.

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  3. Thanks for the party Diane! I think you have 2 live links - I used the top one :)

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  4. Hi Diane,
    Your Indian Chickpeas Chana Masala looks very good with lots of flavor. Thanks so much for the party and have a wonderful weekend!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks Miz Helen,
      Always good to see you here.

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  5. Hi Diane...thanks so much for the party! I love Chana Masala and yours looks delish!! Have a great weekend!

    Sandi @ A New York Foodie

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    1. I'm not sure I've eaten Chana Masala before, but I love it too now.

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  6. Yay thanks so much for featuring my kabobs! Have a fabulous weekend and thanks so much for the party!

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    1. You are very welcome Erica... great dish.

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  7. Dear Diane, What a beautiful dish. This is something I know I would love..it is my favorite kind of food.

    Thank you for hosting and featuring our peach galette. Have a beautiful weekend ahead.

    Blessings dear,
    Catherine

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    1. You are very welcome Catherine..your dessert is so perfect for this time of year.

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  8. Now I have another recipe to use up my garam masala! Thanks for the party Diane. Have a great weekend! :)

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    1. As you may notice I use garam masala in all my Indian recipes. It is the quickest way to get an Indian flavor.

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  9. This is a wonderful dish Diane, that I'd love to try!
    Thank you for the party and I wish you a good and relaxing weekend

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    1. Ah yes Winnie, you are in the land of chickpeas. Enjoy.

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  10. Love your recipe, Diane, and it's perfect for this time of year. Thanks so much for hosting and I hope you're having a great summer :)

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    1. So good to see you Robyn, yes, I love light vegetarian food too in the summer.

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  11. Diane, your Indian Chickpeas look amazing!
    Many thanks for hosting such a fun party each week.
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Nancy and it's low in calories too.

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  12. Diane- the Chickpeas Chana Masala is pinned! LOVE chickpeas. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Have a nice weekend and see you next friday.

    Linda

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    1. Enjoy I felt this captured the main tastes with a lot less work.

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  13. Hello cute lady! It is always a pleasure to stop by your fabulous party. Thank you for featuring us at your party. Please come and party with us on Monday at 7 pm. We would be honored to have you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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  14. Your Chickpeas Chana Masala looks so good. I will definitely be trying your recipe on a nice cool night. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE chickpeas, especially when prepared with Indian spices. Must try this!

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  16. I didn't like chickpeas until recently and now I can't get enough of them! This sounds like such a flavourful recipe, Diane. Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  17. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  18. You are making me so hungry! Love it! Pinned. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope you get a chance to stop by tonight at 7 pm. We love having you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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