What’s Cooking: July 7-13 Menu + Channa Masala Recipe

I-House Weekly Menu July 7-13, 2014 (pdf)

Friday, July 11:  BBQ Lunch & Dinner!
Featuring Chef’s Specials Entrees, Fresh Fruit, Salads, and Aguas Frescas

Try Channa Masala at lunch on Tues. July 8, 11:30am - 1:30pm

Try Channa Masala at lunch on Tues. July 8, 11:30am – 1:30pm

Featured recipe of the week:
Channa Masala (100 Portions)


  • 20 Lbs Cooked Garbanzos
  • 20 Lbs Chopped Onions
  • 4-#10 cans Diced Tomato
  • 1 cup Fresh Garlic
  • 1 cup fresh ginger
  • 1 cup Coriander
  • 1 cup Cumin
  • ½ Cup Fennel Seeds
  • 1 cup Gharam Masala
  • 3 cups Olive Oil
  • 10# red potato, diced 1”
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Cilantro to garnish


  1. Toast all of the spices in a skillet.
  2. Ground toasted spices using a blender. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet. Caramelize onions, then add ground spices. Cook for 5-10 mins.
  4. Add tomatoes and cook for 20-30 minutes.
  5. Add garbanzos, then water to make stew-like consistency.
  6. Simmer for about 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from skillet and transfer to 2” hotel pan.
  8. Garnish with cilantro and serve with white rice on the side.

About Laurie Ferris

As the Communications Strategist for International House at UC Berkeley, I share stories online and in our I-House Times Newsletter. I created this blog for alumni, residents and staff to share the I-House experience with the UC Berkeley community and beyond. I love to share a good thing. My motto: Share the Love! ♥
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