During our travels in London my boyfriend and I were exposed to the most wonderful cuisine… Indian cuisine straight from Brick Lane💜💜💜 It is an interesting experience picking out the restaurant in which you want to eat (they haggle with you!); we ended up with a 3 course meal including drinks for about $20 each USD. And the food was AMAZING. Needless to say I long for that meal all the time. So per usual I decided to experiment making my own. This super easy crockpot recipe is Chana Masala and is made with chickpeas, onion, green bell pepper, sweet potato and garlic.
Step one: melt 1tsp of coconut oil in a medium sized skillet (medium-low heat); cook down garlic, onion and peppers until onions turn translucent; add in 1T of curry powder (can add more to taste later), 1 tsp cumin and 1tsp of chili powder and cook for about one minute until fragrant; add in two 8oz cans of diced tomatoes in sauce and 1/2 cup of coconut milk; simmer (you made add more spice at this point to taste); I added 1/2 tsp xantham gum to thicken just a bit (optional)
Step two: Layer one standard can of chickpeas and 2 medium diced sweet potatoes in a crockpot and pour the masala sauce over the top, cook on low for 6 hours
Step three: Ladle your Chana Masala atop your favorite rice (I suggest Basmati or Jasmine 😊)
This recipe will serve 2-4 people. It is the perfect comfort meal on a cold night and it’s full of flavor.