Simple and easy Indian chickpeas curry made with only a few ingredients; full of nice flavours and aroma. Trust me you won’t need loads of special ingredients; if you are looking to prepare simple Indian food. I also follow the same recipe to prepare Chana masala here; which I used to do in India. I prefer to omit whole spices for everyday cooking. And I use garam masala for spiciness and dry mango powder/ pomegranate seeds powder for mild tangy taste.
Chickpeas are used in Indian, Middle-Eastern, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Greek Cuisine. These are good for health and play very important role in vegan and vegetarian diet. Chickpeas are a good source of protein and dietary fibre, apart from that it contain minerals and vitamins. Including Chickpeas in your diet is good for heart health and controlling blood pressure. It is also very good for bone health and controlling blood sugar levels. So include protein-packed chickpeas in your diet.
Chana masala or chickpeas curry is a staple curry in Northern India. Chana Masala or chickpeas curry is also on the menu of every local restaurants or eatery out there. If you like cooking Indian food then you will probably find all the ingredients required for this recipe in your pantry.
Indian food is all about combining different flavours together to create a wonderful dish. Indian cooking is actually a combination of different cooking styles and techniques, to create a wholesome dish.
Chickpeas curry is usually served with either rice or different kind of flatbreads ( naan, chapati, bhatura, parantha etc). It is also a companion to salty or savoury snacks like (samosas, potato patty). You can easily adapt this curry according to your taste. As some people find Indian spices complex; I suggest using spices individually rather than going for curry masala which is generally overpowered with turmeric. This will help you to balance them according to your taste.
I have used cayenne pepper in my recipe, but you can add chopped green chillies to increase the heat in your chickpeas curry. Serve this curry with either with cooked basmati rice or your favourite flat bread.
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