May 9, 2020

Channa Masala (Pakistani / Indian Chickpea Stew) + 1 Minute Puri (Crispy Flatbread)

A hearty stew of chickpeas and potatoes simmered with classic warm spices, lemon, and tomatoes.

Channa Masala (Chickpea Spiced Stew) 
Prep Time: 15 minutes. Seriously.
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients List:
4 small red potatoes (aka creamer potatoes)
4 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 medium white onion, chopped
Masala mix - 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tsp ground coriander, 1 tsp ground fennel seed, 1/2 tsp ground turmeric, 2 tsp salt
2 cans, chickpeas (drained)

1 cup of water
2 roma tomatoes, diced
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp honey
Garnish with chopped cilantro


Cover 4 red potatoes in a pot with water, bring to a boil, cook for 15 min (or until knife pierces through without resistance), set aside to cool
Bring pot to medium high heat, add 4 tbsp of vegetable oil
Add 1/2 tsp cumin to oil, let simmer for 20 seconds
Add white onion, sautee for 3 minutes
Add masala mix

Stir in chickpeas and water
Squeeze 3 out of 4 potatoes with your hand into the pot 
Add roma tomato, lemon juice, and honey
Add remaining potato, diced into chunks
Cover with lid, let cook for about 10 minutes
Take off lid, let cook until thick

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