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 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.