Chana Massala Jac Sun 20 Sep Pin Print Chana Massala Recipe by Jac Servings2servingsCalories252kcalTotal time1hour This is an absolutely delicious (and totally vegan) chickpea curry. I like to make double portions and freeze half of it.From Simply Nutritious: 5:2 One Week Plan Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion (or 1 cup frozen), peeled and chopped 2 tomatoes, roughly chopped1 tsp chilli (red pepper) flakes1 tsp chilli powder0.5 tsp turmeric1 tsp salt half a cinnamon stick 2 cardamom pods 2 cloves 1 bay leaf 1 heaped tsp garlic paste (or 1 clove, crushed) 1 heaped tsp ginger paste 1 heaped tsp garam massala 1 x 400g (14oz) can chickpeas including water 1 tsp amchur (dried mango) powder half a tsp dried fenugreek leaves Directions Place the oil and onions in a large lidded frying pan. Heat on the lowest possible heat (or place in a cool oven) for 15-20 minutes until soft.Place the tomato on a plate and add the chilli flakes, chilli powder, turmeric and salt. Leave for 10 minutes. This helps release flavour from the tomato.Remove half of the onions from the pan, place in a small bowl with the cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, cloves and bay leaf. Cover. To the onions left in the pan, turn up the heat to medium and add the garlic and ginger pastes and stir fry for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and spices, stir together then replace the lid and cook on the lowest heat (or low oven) for 10 minutes.Place the onion and tomato mixture into a food processor and blend until you get a smooth paste. Return both the paste and chopped onions (including spices) to the pan. Stir in the garam massala. Add the chickpeas and their water to the pan and stir well. Add a little more water if needed. Cook gently with the lid on for about 10 minutes.Just before serving remove the cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, cloves and bay leaf. Stir in the amchur powder and fenugreek leaves. Nutritional Information Calories 252 | Fat 10.3g | Net carbs 26.0g | Protein 9.7g Did you make this recipe? Tag @jacshealthyrecipes on Instagram and hashtag it #healthyrecipeideas Like this recipe? Like us on Facebook This is an absolutely delicious (and totally vegan) chickpea curry. I like to make double portions and freeze half of it.