Most people are familiar with Chana Masala, a spiced chickpea dish. However, butter beans or any other bean can also be used with masala. Chana simply refers to chickpeas in Hindi, and masala simply means ‘spice’. It’s a fun way to change things up or in case you don’t have garbanzo beans around.
We’ve been experimenting with making our own traditional Chana Masala spice mix, but in the meantime we use already made Chana Masala Spice mix from Indian or Asian grocery stores. Such as this one.