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Vegan Indian Recipes - Beans, Pulses, Legumes, Dals
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Chana Masala
From: Mary Jane Kelly

I don't know how authentic this is, but I whipped it up last night. It tasted great to me.

  • 2 T vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 T curry
  • 1 T tomato paste (I used ketchup, how embarassing :)
  • 15 oz can of chick peas drained, reserving 3 T liquid
  • 1/2 T lemon juice
  • 1/2 t salt
  • fresh black pepper
  • crushed red pepper, optional to taste
  • 1 T margarine
Heat oil on medium high heat.
Fry onions until slightly browned.
Reduce heat to medium.
Add garlic, curry, and paste.
Stir and simmer about 2 minutes.
Add chick peas, liquid, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper.
Simmer 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add red pepper to taste.
Add margarine, stirring through to melt it.
Stir and simmer for 5 minutes more or until peas are softened and dish is hot.
Serve over rice.