This curried chickpea dish is delicious, filling and low-cost!
Chana masala is a classic Indian side dish- it’s spicy, hearty and warming and this version is also super easy to make and bulked out with extra lentils to make it more than just a side dish.
I served this up as part of a big curry feast that I cooked for a group of 16 friends- there’s very little work involved in pulling this together, and it’s one that you can cook in advance and just reheat when you need it (in fact I think this gives time for the flavours to develop and makes it taste even better!). I served this alongside Black bean, butternut squash & coconut curry, butter chicken and lime rice.
Chickpeas are such a fantastic ingredients- they make a great alternative to meat, they are full of fibre and nutrients and therefore keep you feeling fuller for longer. I also love that they are great value to buy- this is really one of the cheapest curries you can make!
Would you like some more chickpea recipes?