This Quick Chana Masala recipe is a staple in my house that’s perfect for those busy weeknights because we always have the ingredients on hand and it comes together in under 30 minutes.
Chana Masala is a northern Indian classic dish of chickpeas cooked in a spices sauce. Every place in India has its own unique version of the dish, with different types of chickpeas and sauces. Before we get into the recipe I want to give a disclaimer that this is far from a traditional recipe. While I love the long process of making a traditional Indian dish, this is a quick version, inspired by the flavors of the real recipes.
It’s best served along with a buttery Indian flatbread like naan, roti, or parathas and some rice. While I wish I did I don’t have a tandoor oven, so I can’t make naan but roti and parathas are always on the menu at my house. I like to consider myself an expert when it comes to roti/paratha making, after making it literally hundreds of times. I’ve included the recipes for both in the recipe below!