Average Recipe
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes

Chana Masala is a very common North Indian dish typically served over basmati rice with a yogurt-cucumber sauce on top. My version might not be authentic, but it is still lip-smackin’ good! Sometimes I will add chopped red potatoes and spinach to this recipe too. I usually serve it over brown basmati rice with a slew of other Indian dishes and a bowl of Raita on the side.

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (or coconut oil)
2 medium onions minced
3 jalapeño peppers (or any other pepper)
1 inches fresh ginger peeled
4 cloves garlic
1 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoons ground coriander
1 teaspoons turmeric powder
1 teaspoons garam masala
2 pounds roma tomatoes (or 3 cups tomato puree)
4 cups cooked garbanzo beans
2 teaspoons Herbamare (or to taste)
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (or lime juice)