• Daphne @ Savvy Pantry

Quick and easy chana (chickpea) dal

Serves 4


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 2 1/2 tbsp Savvy Pantry Masala seasoning mix

  • 1/2 cup onion finely diced

  • 1 cup finely diced tomato (1lrg or 2 small tomatoes)

  • 1 can of chickpeas (29 oz / 540 ml), drained and rinsed


  1. Add oil and spice mix to a pot and heat for a minute to toast the spices.

  2. Add the onio

n and fry gently for 5 min, stirring frequently.

  1. Add the tomato and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

  2. Add the chickpeas and 1 cup of water and heat to a boil.

  3. Using a potato masher, mash up about 1/3 of the chickpeas (If you don’t have a potato masher, you can also use a hand blender or take 1/3 of the dish, blend it in a blender and return it to the pot.)

  4. Served with freshly chopped cilantro and cooked rice or naan.

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