Easy chana masala (chickpea curry)

Easy chana masala (chickpea curry)

This curried chickpea dish is delicious, filling and low-cost!

time

10 mins

pan

45 mins

fire

211 kcal

time

10 mins

pan

45 mins

fire

211 kcal

Easy chana masala (chickpea curry)_

SERVES

8

DIFFICULTY

EASY

SERVES

8

Difficulty

EASY

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.

Small orange le creuset pan with Slimming World friendly Easy chana masala (chickpea curry)

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?

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Easy chana masala (chickpea curry)

Servings: 8
This curried chickpea dish is delicious, filling and low-cost!
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Print Recipe
10 mins
45 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 5 cm piece ginger peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled and crushed
  • 1 green chilli deseeded and finely chopped
  • Spice mix: 1/2 tsp ground coriander, 1 tsp garam masala, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper
  • 3 cans (400g each) chickpeas drained
  • 2 cans (400g each) chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 100 g red lentils
  • low calorie cooking spray

Instructions

  • In a large pan, fry the onion gently in low calorie cooking spray until softened, then add the garlic, ginger and chilli and stir fry for 1 minute
  • Add all the spices and stir in well
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, red lentils, tomato puree and lemon juice and stir everything together until combined
  • Pop on a lid, and allow to simmer gently for 40 minutes, check half way through cooking and add a little water if it's looking too dry.
  • Additional Info
  • Serve with fresh coriander- makes a lovely side to other curries, or lovely just served with some freshly cooked basmati rice

Notes

Serve with fresh coriander- makes a lovely side to other curries, or lovely just served with some freshly cooked basmati rice
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