Sunday, 30 October 2011

Chana Masala

Hey everyone, sorry for not posting as promised yesterday... my friends surprised me with an impromptu trip to LaRonde! We has been talking about going since May and had never gotten around to it and since this weekend was the last weekend it is open for this season they decided we were going. It was fun but VERY cold. As such I was unable to post yesterday which I am so sorry for! As for Suki in the Fido Casting Contest as of right now she is in place 781 which is good but not great so please continue voting everyday at and tell others to as well!!!! We have until November 16th to get her to #1!!!!!

So now onto the recipe...
Chana Masala

For those of you who don't know what it is wikipedia describes Chana masala as "a popular vegetable dish in Pakistani cuisine & Indian cuisine.[1] The main ingredient is chickpeas. It is fairly dry and spicy with a sour citrus note. The dish is found throughout South Asia, and is particularly popular in northern India and Pakistan."
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
1/8 teaspoon chili powder
2 teaspoons channa masala spice mix
1 large tomato, chopped
1 1/2 cups water
2 (15.5 ounce) cans garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
salt to taste

1) Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. 
2) Stir in the garlic, onion, and ginger, and cook until browned. 
3) Stir in the chili powder and channa masala spice, tomato, water, and garbanzos; season to taste with salt. 
4) Bring to a simmer, the reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until garbanzos are very soft, about 20 minutes.

NOTE: Chana masala spice can be replaced with equal parts cumin, tumeric, paprika, coriander, ginger and cinnamon.

Everyone have a wonderful and productive day and please vote! 

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