Chana Masala with Shivani's Garam Masala and Curry Masala Spice Blends

Chana Masala with Shivani's Garam Masala and Curry Masala Spice Blends


  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil/ Butter/ Canola Oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • One can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 15 ounces
  • 1 1/2 tsp Shivani's Kitchen Garam Masala Spice 
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Shivani's Kitchen Curry Masala Spice
  • 2 teaspoons ginger grated fresh 
  • 3 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro, or to taste (optional)
  • Salt to taste

 Let's make it!

  1. Heat the oil in a wide skillet. Add ginger saute it for 1 min, and once you start getting aroma go to the next step. Make sure it is not burning.
  2. Add the onion and sauté until translucent.
  3. Time to add tomatoes and Shivani's Kitchen Curry Masala Spice.
  4. Sauté the onion tomato paste until it becomes totally mushy and starts oozing butter from sides.
  5. Add the chickpeas then cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. This should be moist and stew-like, but not soupy; add a little more water, if needed.
  7. At the end add your garam masala and lemon juice. 
  8. Stir in the cilantro and season with salt. Serve on its own in shallow bowl or over a hot cooked grain, if desired.

If you are looking to make your work easy, use Shivani's Chickpeas Sauce

Freezes well and also great for meal planning.  Let it cool down to room temperature and then store in a freezer safe container or zip lock and freeze.

All of our spice blends can be found at the following: locations or order online here.

All Shivani's Kitchen Spice blends are salt-free and gluten-free!  Proudly made in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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