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Chana Masala with Greek Yogourt Raita

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Servings Serves 6 People
Preparation Time Takes 40 Minutes

Ingredients

For Greek Yogourt Raita:

  • 400 g Rolling Meadow Dairy™ Greek Yogourt
  • 1 large English cucumber, peeled then grated
  • 2 tbsp. fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ¼ cup red onion, fine dice
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of cracked black pepper

For Chana Masala:

  • 1 large cooking onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • large piece ginger, chopped
  • 1 Thai green chilli, chopped
  • 4 tbsp. Rolling Meadow Dairy™ butter
  • 2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1½ tsp. garam masala
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. chilli powder
  • 2 vine-ripened tomatoes, medium dice
  • 800 g canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 400 g canned crushed tomatoes
  • 100 g Rolling Meadow Dairy™ Greek Yogourt
  • 140 g washed baby spinach

Optional:

  • Pomegranate molasses
  • Cilantro
  • Flatbread or Naan

Instructions

Greek Yogourt Raita:

  1. Grate peeled cucumber using the large holes.
  2. Squeeze the grated cucumber in a cheesecloth or strain in a mesh strainer to remove excess liquid.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine the grated cucumber, with the rest of the ingredients and stir until well combined.
  4. Season to taste and let rest in the fridge until ready to serve.

Chana Masala:

  1. Process onion, garlic, ginger and chilli in a small food processor until finely chopped.
  2. Heat butter in a large pot over medium heat, then add onion mixture and sauté until fragrant, roughly 4 minutes.
  3. Add spices and stir for 2 minutes, until fragrant.
  4. Add fresh tomatoes and cook until they start to soften, roughly, 3 minutes.
  5. Add chickpeas and crushed tomatoes, and simmer for for 20 mintues for flavours to develop.
  6. Add baby spinach & stir until wilted.
  7. Season to taste, stir in yogourt, stir until combined. Let simmer for 1 minute.
  8. Divide into bowls and serve with Greek Yogurt Riata either directly on top or on the side.

Optional:

  1. Drizzle with pomegranate molasses.
  2. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro.
  3. Serve with flatbread or naan.

Food For Thought:

Great for meatless Monday! High in protein, filled with antioxidants and low in fat. This is a great dish to make ahead, as like with most stews & sauces – it’s even better the next day!

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