Feeling like a meal that will warm you up from the inside out? How about this fragrant Chana Masala served with antioxidant rich Jasberry Rice, naan and a fresh cucumber and herb raita. Your plate will be bursting with colour and flavour!
1 small onion, peeled and grated
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2cm piece of ginger, peeled and finely grated
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground turmeric
2 tsp ground garam masala
¼ tsp chilli flakes
1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes in puree
2 x 400g cans chickpeas, drained
Fresh coriander leaves to garnish
Coriander and Mint Raita:
½ cup natural unsweetened yogurt
1 Tbsp grated onion
¼ tsp ground cumin
Handful of fresh coriander and mint leaves
Squeeze of lemon juice
1 cup Jasberry Rice (dry), makes about 3 cups cooked
To make the rice: Cook Jasberry rice mix as per the packaging instructions.
To make the coriander and mint raita: Grate the cucumber and squeeze out any excess liquid. Add yogurt, grated onion, cumin, fresh herbs and a squeeze of lemon juice.
To make the curry: Heat oil in a saucepan. Add the onion, garlic and ginger and cook over a low heat for approx. 5 minutes until softened, being careful not to burn.
Add cumin, turmeric, garam masala and chilli flakes. Stir, cooking for a few minutes until the spices smell fragrant.
Pour over chopped tomatoes and stir while bringing to the boil. Add the drained chickpeas. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Taste and season with salt as required.
Serve curry garnished with fresh coriander leaves and accompany with Jasberry Rice, naan bread and coriander and mint raita.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Degree of difficulty: Easy
Tip: You can freeze the curry for up to 2 months. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container. Thaw in fridge and reheat.
Jasberry Rice is considered the healthiest rice in the world thanks to its high antioxidant content. While being soft, nutty and aromatic, Jasberry Rice is very versatile and the perfect addition to your everyday meal.
Jasberry Rice is available in New Zealand in two varieties. Jasberry Rice (purple box), which is 100% Jasberry Rice and full of antioxidants, and Jasberry Rice Mix (orange box) which is made up of 50% Organic Brown Jasmine Rice and 50% Organic Jasberry Rice. If you’ve got a soft spot for brown rice but want the benefits of Jasberry Rice, then the mix is perfect for you.
Find more delicious Jasberry Rice Recipes at www.jasberry.net/recipes
Jasberry Rice can be found at Farro Fresh, Huckleberry, health & organic food stores and selected supermarkets nationwide or online at www.findlayfoods.co.nz
For more information visit the Findlay Foods website, or email [email protected]