It’s easy to think of lunchtime as a sandwich and a bag of chips, but if you aspire to more, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re sharing a favorite, easily transportable recipe, Lunchtime Channa Masala with No-Cook Blackberry Chutney. Slip away to your lunch break and feel instantly transported to the exotic flavors of India.

If you think your mornings can’t accommodate making and packing such an intricate lunch meal, think again!

This Lunchtime Channa Masala with No-Cook Blackberry Chutney is made with wholesome, nutritious and delicious Tasty Bite® products. Simply get out your multi-compartment lunch container and tear open a bag of flavorful Basmati Rice and pour it into one of the compartments. Then tear open a bag of Channa Masala and pour that into one of the other compartments. Then in the other simply mash a few blackberries, add some spices, and the secret ingredient…chia seeds (to make the sauce thicken), and you are ready to go!

See? That’s easy. Of course we also recommend adding a piece or two of naan bread to make your lunchtime dining experience complete.

This is a tasty solution that takes about the same amount of time as making a cup of coffee. The result? You’ll have a  foodie-approved lunch that won’t blow the bank. Just imagine the jealous stares of your workmates when you pull out of the microwave a steaming bowl of Lunchtime Channa Masala with No-Cook Blackberry Chutney.

Also imagine how great you’re going to feel when your budget is intact, your taste buds are pleased, and your stomach is satisfied.

Tasty Bite® offers pre-packaged, gourmet inspired meals that brings fine dining to your home (or office) in an easy-to handle and affordable way.

Lunchtime can be so much more than just another sandwich or salad.  Instead Imagine an easy, gourmet, and healthy meal, like today’s recipe, Lunchtime Channa Masala with No-Cook Blackberry Chutney.

What You’ll Love About this Lunchtime Channa Masala with No-Cook Blackberry Chutney


Sounds complicated, doesn’t it? But as the recipe shows, this meal can be packed up in about 10 minutes. Then you’ll just heat it up in the office microwave and you’re ready to enjoy! This is all thanks to Tasty Bite® prepackaged Basmati Rice and Channa Masala.

Just 10 minutes, and less than 10 ingredients and you’ll agree, it’s the best lunch you’ve had in weeks!

This Lunchtime Channa Masala is:

  • Delicious
  • Exotic
  • Nutritious
  • Easy
  • Affordable
  • And one you’ll want to repeat…often!


What is Channa Masala?

Channa Masala originates in India where “channa” is a chickpea served in a savory broth of onions, chopped tomatoes, and flavorful herbs such as coriander seeds. This dish is popular in Northern Indian, and now it can also be popular in your Tuesday lunch. With this dish we’re serving it with Tasty Bite® Basmati Rice.

Simply top the Channa Masala with the Blackberry Chutney and eat it with the Basmati Rice. It’s nice to have the naan bread handy so you can soak up all the sauce before moving on to the rest of your day.

There’s even more good news to share. Tasty Bite® packets include two servings each, so you can enjoy the leftovers for dinner…or lunch tomorrow!


Recipe: Channa Masala with No-Cook Blackberry Chutney

  • 1/2 package of Tasty Bite® Basmati Rice
  • 1 – 2 fresh cilantro leaves (or fresh parsley leaves)
  • 1/2 package of Tasty Bite® Channa Masala
  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried ginger
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1 – 2 small pieces of Naan
  1. Pour Tasty Bite® Basmati Rice into one compartment of a multi-compartment lunch container. Top with chopped cilantro leaves.
  2. Pour the Tasty Bite® Channa Masala into another compartment of the same multi-compartment lunch container.
  3. In the third compartment, add the blackberries. Use a fork to mash the blackberries. Add the chia seeds, chopped green onions, dried ginger and maple syrup. Stir to combine. it might be a bit runny, but the chia seeds will thicken as it sits.
  4. If your lunch container has a fourth compartment, add pieces of naan bread. Or if you don’t have a fourth compartment, pack them in a separate container.
  5. Keep your lunch container(s) chilled prior to lunch either by refrigerating or storing in a thermal bag with ice packs.
  6. When lunch time comes around, remove the naan bread and microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, until the meal is adequately heated. Be sure to allow some time to cool before eating.
  7. combine the Channa Masala and rice and top with the Blackberry Chutney. Use the naan bread to soak up any extra sauce in the container.