One pot, budget curry made from simple ingredients makes for a nutritious and delicious lunch or evening meal that's tasty as heck.
Drain the chana dal and rinse with fresh water
Heat the oil in a large shallow dish with a lid
Fry the onion, garlic and ginger until soft
Stir in the garam masala and salt then the tinned tomatoes
Add the chana dal, one tin of water (400ml) bring to a simmer and simmer for 40 minutes
Add the second can of water (400ml) as soon as the chana starts to stick a little or look a little dry
After 40 minutes simmering remove from the heat and place the lid on for a further 10 minutes.
Serve as is or stir in some coconut milk if you prefer a creamier curry.