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Channa Masala"This recipe has been passed down through my family who originate from the Punjab area of India. This recipe is healthy, packed with protein, great for vegans and vegetarians and suitable for beginners to cooking." ~ Gurby Griffiths


3 cans of chickpeas
3/4 tsp of coriander powder (or garam masala)
3/4 tsp of turmeric powder
1/2 tsp of salt
1 tsp of crushed ginger
1 large onion finely chopped
3 garlic cloves finely chopped
1/2 or 2 green chillies chopped (depending on how hot you want it)
2 tbsps of cooking oil
1/2 can of chopped tomatoes
4 - 5 fresh sprigs of chopped coriander


  • Fry onions, garlic, ginger and chillies in a pan on a low heat until the onions soften.
  • Add spices and salt and after 1 - 2 minutes add the tomatoes.
  • Gently cook for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add chickpeas and some water to get a slightly runny consistency, and cook for 20 minutes until sauce thickens.
  • Take off the heat and sprinkle with fresh coriander.
  • Serve with rice, naan or chappatis. Alternatively, serve with samosas which are a popular choice at weddings.

Serves 4 - 6

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