Chana Masala (Curried Chickpeas) by Rikki Asher

Rego Park, New York, US


In New York City’s Lower East Side, there used to be two blocks of excellent Indian restaurants on East 6th Street. Over time, a number of these restaurants closed. Gandhi was a favorite. The menu featured Chana Masala. Their version tasted so authentic, I felt compelled to ask a waiter for the recipe. This easy side dish is greatly appreciated by my friends who love Indian food, and those few who don’t.