Ingredients for ayurvedic chickpeas in spicy tomato sauce or chana masala

  • 250 g chickpeas
  • coconut oil, extra virgin, Amanprana
  • 2 onions
  • 3 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Pepper and salt
The following spices:
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh ginger
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp mango powder (or a little lemon juice)
  • 2 tbsp coconut-olive-palm-oil, extra virgin, Amanprana

Preparation of ayurvedic chickpeas in spicy tomato sauce or chana masala

Soak the chickpeas for at least 12 hours in a pan of water (a day in advance). Drain the chickpeas and cook them with the salt, turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon and 1 litre of extra water for about an hour (until tender). Peel the onions and chop finely. Cut the tomatoes into cubes. Heat the coconut oil in a pan and sauté the onions. Add the cardamom, turmeric, cinnamon, mustard seed, cumin seed, asafoetida, ginger and curry powder and fry gently. Add the tomatoes. Drain the tender chickpeas and mix into the tomato sauce. Leave to simmer gently. Finish with at touch of lemon juice, garam masala, pepper and salt. Serve with fresh coriander. Recipe from the Ayurveda cook book by Lies Ameeuw

Tip from Lies:

Turmeric strengthens the life force. An extra spoonful of curcumax botanico herbs does you well.

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Lies Ameeuw

Lies Ameeuw

Lies Ameeuw is an Ayurvedic therapist with a deep knowledge of Ayurvedic and Indian herbs and spices. Her interest in the relationship between the body and spirit sparked her interest in our diet. In 1999 she founded an Ayurveda school. The upshot is that she now knows everything there is to know about Ayurvedic cuisine. Nutrition plays an important role in Ayurveda, and it is interwoven with the use of herbs. There are six tastes in Ayurveda -  sweet, sour, salt, pungent, bitter and astringent.