Chana masala, or chole masala, is one of the most popular Indian dishes in the United States. It’s easy to prepare, delicious, vegetarian, and nutritious, and I find it as satisfying as any meat dish.
The idea is simple: Make a curried tomato sauce and add chickpeas. For the best flavor and texture, it’s always preferable to start with dried chickpeas, but sometimes we don’t have time. I welcome the convenience of canned for this recipe.