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Chickpea Tikka Masala

This amazingly tasty and satisfying Chickpea Tikka Masala is made with just 5 ingredients and so super easy to make. Entirely vegan and gluten free this is a keeper you won’t forget.

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I’m all about easy, tasty, and insanely good food like this Cashew Curry Broccoli Stir Fry.

This Chickpea Tikka Masala is no exception and will not disappoint you. It’s warming, creamy, perfectly seasoned with incredible flavors, addictive, unbelievable easy, protein rich, and seriously so so good.

The preparation couldn’t be any easier. In just a few steps you are done with my recipe.

Before we’re going into the loop, let’s talk about some food facts.

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What is Tikka Masala?

A tikka masala recipe is often well known as chicken tikka masala. It’s made obviously with chicken, butter, heavy cream, a lot of spices, and garlic. So it obviously isn’t plant based or diary free.

There are different versions of the dish that differ by which spices are used.

I keep it really simple and use only garam masala, which is a spice mix from cardamon, ground cloves, cumin, cinnamon, coriander, and pepper.

You will find some versions with chili which are a bit spicy than others.

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I was lazy and bought a store version from a local organic store. So this is all natural and made without any preservatives.

But if you want try something new, you can sure make your own.

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How to make Garam Masala?

As I mentioned before you can use ground cloves, cinnamon, cardamon, cumin.

The best way I think is to use whole seeds. Roast them a bit before in a casserole to enhance the flavor even more.

Next grind them in the grinder attachment of your food processor or use a mortar. Grind until you reach the texture of fine flour.  Store it in airtight jar and enjoy.

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How to make Chickpea Tikka Masala

Let’s getting straight ahead. It’s so easy. All you need for this vegetable masala is one pot, shall we?

Combine all ingredients like the chickpeas, chopped tomatoes, coconut milk, garlic, garam masala in that pot. Season with salt and pepper, bring to cook, and simmer for 10 minutes.

Divide onto plates or eat straight from the pot.

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If you use the optional add ons like onions and bell peppers, it will take 5 minutes longer. First heat a bit coconut oil or use vegetable broth for oil free cooking. Fry the veggies for about 5 minutes.

It tastes delicious on it’s own, but will also be delicious to serve with some basmati or any kind of rice you like. I suggest also you try it with some naan bread.

Use store bought or try my homemade Easy Roasted Garlic Naan.

Super easy to make, just 6 ingredients, so good.

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If you give this a try, I’m pretty sure you will love this Chickpea Tikka Masala as I do. Snap a picture, show me your remakes on Instagram or Facebook with a tag.

Cheers, Florian.

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Chickpea Tikka Masala

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This amazingly tasty and satisfying Chickpea Tikka Masala is made with just 5 ingredients and so super easy to make. Entirely vegan and gluten free this is a keeper you won’t regret.

Ingredients

  • 2 15 oz cans chickpeas, drained
  • 2 15 oz cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled chopped
  • 4 tsp Garam Masala
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • Optional
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup bell pepper, chopped

Instructions

  1. If you use the optional add ons like onions and bell peppers, first heat a bit coconut oil in a pot (or use vegetable broth for oil free cooking). Fry the veggies for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add all ingredients like the chickpeas, chopped tomatoes, coconut milk, garlic, garam masala in that pot. Season with salt and pepper, bring to cook, and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Divide onto plates or eat straight from the pot.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 362Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 217mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 6gSugar: 4gProtein: 10g
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Raenica

Thursday 5th of November 2020

I want to prepare this using dried chickpeas, how much should I use ?

Florian

Thursday 5th of November 2020

Hi Raenica! 1 cup dried chickpeas, hope that helps.

Nora-Leah

Tuesday 8th of September 2020

I've made this a few times now. This time I added diced sweet potato with the onions, and rainbow chard at the end of simmering. Also some extra cumin. It did not disappoint again. Thanks for this versatile recipe.

Florian

Tuesday 8th of September 2020

Thanks a bunch for your amazing review and making it! Would you mind leaving a star rating with your review? It is super helpful for other readers. Thank you so much.

Jennifer

Monday 24th of August 2020

Is there a substitute for the coconut milk? I have an allergy to coconut and I know many dishes call for it. Any suggestions?

Florian

Monday 24th of August 2020

Hi Jennifer! You can try blended cashews (3/4 cup cashews +1/2 cup water) or oat milk with a lille bit flour or cornstarch. Hope that helps.

Jess

Friday 24th of July 2020

This recipe was so simple and delicious!

Rebecca

Friday 8th of May 2020

Hi Florian, I love this dish! In fact I’m cooking again tonight 😊

I was hoping you could let me know the iron content of this dish per serve (with or without bell peppers) please?

Many thanks, Rebecca

Florian

Friday 8th of May 2020

Hi Rebecca! I usually do not have this information and had to look it up from various online sources myself. It seems like the iron content is 5.8 mg per serving, including bell peppers. Hope that helps and clarifies.