Recipes and Cooking Chana Masala Be the first to rate & review! Chana masala (aka chole masala) translates to spiced chickpeas. In this dish, chickpeas are seasoned with garam masala and usually stewed in a fragrant tomato sauce. You can leave the chickpeas whole, give them a mash, or go somewhere in between. By Juliana Hale Juliana Hale Juliana Hale is a senior culinary specialist in the Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen with 20 years of experience in recipe testing and development. She works closely with AllRecipes, Forks Over Knives, Midwest Living, and Traditional Home overseeing testing in the test kitchen for those titles. Juli is an expert in all fields of cooking, but is particularly geeky about mixology and has taught her class, Fun with Sours, to internal staff and the AllRecipes Allstars. She holds an associate's degree in culinary arts and a bachelor's degree in food and beverage service management from the New England Culinary Institute. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on December 23, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Start To Finish Time: 25 mins Servings: 4 Yield: 5 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 15 ounce cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1 tablespoon ghee 1 cup chopped onion 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon Masala ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground turmeric 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained ½ cup water 3 cup hot cooked basmati rice Lime wedges ¼ cup chopped green onions Masala 2 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons cumin seeds 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 2 teaspoon mustard seeds 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper ¼ teaspoon cardamom seeds 4 whole cloves Directions In a small bowl mash half of the chickpeas with a fork until nearly smooth. In a 12-inch skillet heat ghee over medium. Add onion, ginger, and garlic; cook 5 minutes or until softened, stirring occasionally. Stir in Masala, salt, and turmeric. Stir in mashed and whole chickpeas, tomatoes, and the water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer 8 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally and adding additional water if needed to reach a stew-like consistency. Serve with rice and lime wedges. Top with green onions. Masala Heat a 10-inch dry skillet over medium. Add spices. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until fragrant, shaking skillet occasionally. Cool slightly. Finely grind in a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle. Store at room temperature up to 3 months. Makes about 6 Tbsp. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 394 Calories 7g Fat 71g Carbs 13g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 394 % Daily Value * Total Fat 7g 9% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 8mg 3% Sodium 1170mg 51% Total Carbohydrate 71g 26% Total Sugars 9g Protein 13g Vitamin C 17.9mg 90% Calcium 130mg 10% Iron 4.1mg 23% Potassium 302mg 6% Folate, total 130.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.3mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.