Punjabi Channa Masala
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A wholesome North Indian staple with delicious layers of caramelised onions, ginger, tomatoes, tangy pomegranate seeds and spices unfolding with each bite. Enjoy it as is or add spinach, sautéed mushrooms or chicken.

Contains a whole spice pouch, a "tarka" spiced sauce and cooked chickpeas

  • Serves 2-3
  • No Nasties
  • Vegetarian
  • Medium
  • Plant Powered

This spiced chickpea masala is a no-brainer. It is absolutely delicious and takes a dish that would take hours to make from scratch to something you can whip up in minutes. But, it tastes every bit as complex and homemade! For people in Punjab, this is a classic soul food dish - tasty, wholesome, healthy and pure plant-powdered protein. It is best served with Indian flatbreads.

Information

Anjum’s Top Tips

Fry the whole spices in 1-2 tsp of hot oil (or ghee) until sizzling

Stir in the tarka sauce (the small pouch) and bring to a simmer

Add the chickpeas and 4-5 tbsp. water, bring to a simmer then serve

OUR PERFECT Punjabi Channa Masala

For a spicier, more Punjabi version, fry 1-2 green chillies that have been pricked with the tip of a knife for 20-30 seconds in the oil after you have fried the whole spices. Then add in the chickpeas and bring to a simmer.

Finish with chopped fresh coriander leaves and stalks.

For a one-pot meal, add in a couple handfuls of baby spinach.

WHAT'S INSIDE

Water, Chickpeas (21%), Onion (20%), Sunflower Oil, Tomato Paste (4%), Spices (2%), Ginger (1%), Salt, Garlic, Cumin, Pomegranate Seeds, Turmeric

MAY CONTAIN MILK, MUSTARD, NUTS, SESAME, PEANUTS, CELERY, SULPHITES, GLUTEN & SOYA

TYPICAL VALUES

Per 166g
Serving
Per 250g
Serving
Per 100g
ENERGY 750kJ 1130kJ 452kJ
PROTEIN 6.8g 10.3g 4.1g
FAT 7.6g 11.5g 4.6g
SATURATED FAT 2.0g 3.0g 1.2g
CARBOHYDRATE 24.4g 36.8g 14.7g
SUGARS 5.0g 7.5g 3.0g
SODIUM 694mg 1030mg 412mg

The spice mix

  • Bay Leaf for mellow fragrance
  • Black cardamom for smoky depth
  • Cloves for pungent sweetness
  • Whole red chilli for clean heat
  • Green Cardamom for freshness
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