Chana Masala is a popular vegetarian dish in Indian cuisine, made from chickpeas (chana) cooked in a spicy and tangy gravy. It is also known as chole masala or channay in different regions of India.
To make chana masala, boiled chickpeas are simmered in a flavorful tomato-based gravy made with a blend of aromatic spices such as cumin, coriander, garam masala, turmeric, and chili powder. The dish is often garnished with chopped cilantro and served with rice, naan bread, or roti.
Chana masala can be customized according to individual preferences by adjusting the amount of spices and adding additional ingredients such as onions, garlic, ginger, or green chilies. It is a nutritious and filling dish that is high in protein, fiber, and other essential nutrients, making it a popular choice for vegetarians and vegans.