Chana Masala recipe

Finished chana masala with vegetables
Cooking the sauce with chickpeas and bay leaf
Sauce ready to cook in food processor


  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste or fresh shaved ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped, or more to taste
  • 1 tbsp chopped green chiles
  • 1 bay leaf, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 pinch salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas, canned


  • Put all the ingredients and spices in a food processor other than the chickpeas and bay leaf. Chop and blend until mixed into a sauce.
  • Put a non stick pan on the stove and heat to medium. Place sauce and chickpeas with 1 bay leaf in the pan and stir to mix. Heat until warmed over and just starting to bubble.
  • Serve with Naan, other vegetables or rice. Enjoy!

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