What we like about this recipe (besides the almost rhyming sound of its name, Chana Masala) is that you can lower the heat by omitting a serrano chile. But some (we) like it hot. There's also fragrant cumin and garam masala, which you can make or buy already blended. Those spices and more enrich the flavor this popular Indian chickpea and tomato stew, which happens to be vegetarian.
Chole (or chana) masala is a popular vegetarian dish throughout Northern India. In this easy recipe, chickpeas and tomatoes are simmered with a mixture of fried garlic, ginger, onion, and serrano chiles plus traditional Indian spices like cumin, garam masala, coriander, and turmeric.... Read More