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Chana Masala

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A yummy and satisfying plant based meal to enjoy after weight loss surgery.

Ingredients

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  • 3 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 3 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1, 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon of garam masala
  • 1 Lemon
  • Cilantro for garnish (optional)
  • Greek Yogurt for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat coconut oil in skillet and saute onion, cumin and salt until onion is soft. About 5-10 minutes.
  2. Add ginger, garlic, cilantro, chili powder, coriander and turmeric. Next add crushed tomatoes and chickpeas. Stir.
  3. Bring to a simmer and cover. Let simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and add garam masala and juice of one lemon.
  4. Garnish with cilantro and yogurt before serving. 

Notes

Pureed:

  • Blend all ingredients in a blender until desired consistency reached. May need to add broth to help thin.

Soft:

  • Serve as is without cilantro garnish.

Regular:

  • Serve as is. Consider adding brown rice for family members.