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    Channa Masala

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    40 mins

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    Zeke Koch's Note:

    This fabulous chickpea recipe is adapted from Madhur Jaffrey's classic.

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    1. 1
      Heat oil in a large skillet.
    2. 2
      Add onions and garlic and sauté over a medium heat until browned (3-5 minutes).
    3. 3
      Turn heat to medium-low.
    4. 4
      Add the coriander, cumin (not the roasted cumin), cayenne and turmeric.
    5. 5
      Stir for a few seconds.
    6. 6
      Add the tomatoes.
    7. 7
      Cook the tomatoes until browned lightly.
    8. 8
      Add chickpeas and a cup of water and stir.
    9. 9
      Add the roasted cumin, amchoor, paprika, garam masala, salt and lemon juice.
    10. 10
      Cook covered for 10 minutes.
    11. 11
      Remove the cover add the minced chili and ginger.
    12. 12
      Stir and cook uncovered for 30 seconds.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 10, 2002


      Awesome. Very easy to make! The best Channa Masala we have ever had. Although, I used a variation for the Amchoor and added extra tomato. It was the very best recipe that I have ever found. Variations: 1) We used Jared "home packed" tomatos and added 1 cup (16 Tablespoons, whole Roma chopped "no liquid" and strained into a measuring cup until all the extra juice was extracted "about 40 minutes") 2)1 cup of the strained tomato liquid was used instead of the water. Add extra liquid if required. Water or juice. Thank you for the best dish ever. Your friends in Canada.

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    • on February 24, 2002


      I enjoyed this meal immensely. So full of flavor.

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    • on September 26, 2010


      Sorry. I wasn't a fan. I found it too sour and under spiced. I prefer a deeper richer flavored channa masala with more "warm" spiced flavor of coriander, cinnamon etc. This recipe is a lighter tart version of channa masala.

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    Nutritional Facts for Channa Masala

    Serving Size: 1 (202 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 242.0
    Calories from Fat 41
    Total Fat 4.6 g
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 678.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 43.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.9 g
    Sugars 2.4 g
    Protein 9.0 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    ground roasted cumin seeds

    amchoor powder

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