In a time crunch? Then this 30 minute recipe is for you. Chickpeas make a hearty meal, and I always have multiple cans of chickpeas in my pantry. I also always have pre-fried onions on hand, which cuts down a lot of cooking time. That's why I'm never too far from a pot of delicious Chana Masala.
I used to hate vegetables as a kid. But oddly enough, one vegetable I loved was turai ki sabzi. I accidentally took a bite, not knowing what it was, and I loved it. It was sweet, yet spicy. It was soft, but not a complete mush, and my mom conveniently didn't tell me it was plain old zucchini until I was old enough to realize that I was enjoying vegetables. Needless to say I was shocked, and eventually began trying other vegetables. Potatoes I can have in any form, but tori only hits the spot if it's stewed in an onion and tomato masala with a sprinkling of fresh cilantro, mopped up with fresh roti.
I know I say this about all my recipes, but this is definitely my favorite 30 minute meal. You know why? Because it tastes like it has been cooking for hours. It's a favorite entree at restaurants, but is so easy to make at home. You'll actually start preferring this over restaurant Achari Chicken once you start making this version. The masala is so luscious and is great mopped up with some naan.