Kali is an imaginative and passionate international chef with a strong background in health supportive cooking. This is reflected in her style of food, creating modern international flavours while keeping food fresh, vibrant and nutritionally balanced.
CHICKPEA CHANA MASALA
Here is a really easy but healthy and delicious curry, tasty but mild enough for children, Although the list of ingredients may look a little long they’re spices that will keep in your cupboard and come in handy for many recipes! Serve with rice, greens and some extra fresh chili if you like. The coconut milk gives an added richness perfect for the changing seasons!
Heat a medium deep pan, add the oil and then onions. Cook on a medium low heat for about 10 minutes until the onions become very soft, but not brown. Grate in the ginger, garlic and turmeric (a microplane is ideal for this).
Cook for another minute and add your spices, stir them in through, add your chopped tomato, cook for another minute, add chickpeas, coconut milk, water and plenty of seasoning.
Simmer with lid on for about an hour, checking to see it doesn’t become too dry adding more water if needed.
If you’re in a rush you could cook for less time but I think it gets richer, more flavourful and more tender the longer you leave it on the stove.
Finish with chopped coriander and serve!
You can serve with rice, Indian breads, an assortment of veg and chutneys for a real spread. Or just a simple dinner, simply cook some extra greens!
I made a hot green sauce to spice it up a little.
A mixture of coriander and mint, green chili, lime juice, thumb of ginger, clove of garlic, splash of olive oil, salt and pepper, simply blend it all up!
ENJOY! #familytime #metime
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