c h a n n a . m a s a l a

i ate a lot of channa masala as a newly declared vegetarian traveling through india almost three years ago. to this day it brings me back to the land of beauty and wonder, offering comfort and nostalgia on a cold autumn night.

// R E C I P E //

/ i n g r e d i e n t s /
2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained (refill with fresh water)
1/2 tsp yellow curry powder
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garam masala or 1/8 tsp each of the following: coriander, cumin, cardamom, cloves
2 large handfuls kale or spinach

/ p r o c e s s /
in a large skillet, heat olive oil and saute garlic and onion until soft and fragrant, about 5 minutes
add the chickpeas with fresh water. stir in spices and simmer until chickpeas are soft, about 10 minutes
introduce leafy greens and cook until most of the water has been absorbed and kale or spinach is bright green
serve over brown jasmine rice or with warm naan

WHY IT’S GOOD FOR YOU:
chickpeas: are a very good source of fiber, protein and copper
cumin:
may improve the immune response
curry powder:
may help control blood sugar and lower cholesterol
coriander:
has strong antioxidant properties
kale:
provides iron, calcium, and vitamins a & c

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