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Slow-Cooker Chana Masala

Slow-Cooker Chana Masala
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 4 hr 20 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Chana Masala

1
can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes, undrained
2
cans (19 oz each) chick peas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed
1
tablespoon olive oil
2
cups chopped onions (2 large)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
jalapeño chile, diced
1
tablespoon grated gingerroot
2
tablespoons curry powder
2
teaspoons paprika
1
teaspoon garam masala
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
lime, cut into 6 wedges

Serve With, If Desired

Hot cooked basmati rice or naan

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Add tomatoes and garbanzo beans to slow cooker.
  • 2
    In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions; cook until onions begin to soften. Add salt, jalapeño chile and gingerroot. Cook 1 minute. Stir in curry powder, paprika, garam masala and red pepper until fragrant and spices begin to brown. Add spice mixture to slow cooker.
  • 3
    Add 3 tablespoons water to same skillet; beat with whisk to remove all spices and browned bits left in pan; add to slow cooker. Stir. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 6 hours or on High heat setting 2 to 3 hours.
  • 4
    Serve with lime wedge and rice.

Expert Tips

  • Stir 3 cups baby spinach leaves into the Chana Masala after it is finished cooking. Cover; cook 10 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted.
  • Basmati is the traditional rice served with Chana Masala; however, feel free to use your favorite rice. If you are in a time crunch, look for bags of frozen cooked rice in the frozen vegetable section of your grocery store.
  • The spice level of this dish will depend on the size and spice level of your jalapeño chile. If you really like things spicy, increase ground red pepper to 1/2 teaspoon.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
10%
Saturated Fat
1/2g
4%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
680mg
28%
Potassium
550mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
15%
Dietary Fiber
12g
47%
Sugars
6g
Protein
11g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Come home to dinner! Have this easy twist on the traditional Indian dish, Chana Masala, waiting for you when you walk in the door.

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