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Tikka Masala Sauce

This Tikka Masala Sauce is easy to prepare with simple ingredients. Everything comes together in 10 minutes. Even pickiest kids will eat it, and no one will tell it is vegan. This is also fantastic for stews, soups, even as dipping sauce for veggie sticks. It is budget friendly and makes a lot with ingredients that you probably have on hand and is great whenever flavor is needed.

A vegan chicken Tikka Masala in a large sauce pan.

I think sauces are important for any meal. Think of my Fry Sauce, the Awesome Sauce, or my Yum Yum Sauce.

They really make any dish taste good. Like a bowl of pasta or potatoes, even rice.

Having a great sauce makes this meal so enticing, yet delicious. If you are looking for more ideas use the search bar and keep all your cravings coming.

Ingredients for the Tikka Masala Sauce on a wooden board.

Why you will love this Tikka Masala Sauce 

Seriously this is a keeper and you will be coming back for this often.

It is:

  • easy to make in little time with step-by-step pictures
  • made with simple ingredients which makes this always a breeze
  • minimum effort, but impressive result
  • budget friendly
  • creamy

Onions are roasted in a pan.

What you need for this Tikka Masala Sauce recipe

Equipment: You will need a food processor or blender.

And apart from that:

  • garlic
  • coconut milk
  • cashews
  • curry powder
  • Garam masala

 

  • chili powder
  • onion
  • vegan butter
  • ginger
  • cumin
  • diced tomatoes
  • cilantro

All ingredients for the Tikka Masala Sauce in the bowl of a food precessor.

Tikka Masala Sauce in a food processor after blending.

How to make Tikka Masala Sauce

Heat vegan butter in a casserole or a pot. When hot, add garlic and onions and fry them for around 4 minutes. Transfer to food processor or blender.

Add further coconut milk, cashews, curry powder, garam masala, chili powder, ginger, cumin, diced tomatoes, cilantro and finally a pinch of salt and pepper. Process until everything is smooth.

Store it in an airtight container and is best eaten in around 3 days.

This is an fantastic sauce that makes any dish better. It can be prepared in advance which is handy for meal prep as it is so versatile for many things.

Tikka Masala Sauce in a glass jar.

Tips

Try fresh chilis instead of powder but start with a small amount, if you don’t like it hot.

I could imagine than instead of cashews, almonds would be delicious as well.

Instead of diced tomatoes, unsalted tomato sauce or tomato paste can be substitutes.

Can I freeze this? Yes you can. Just use freezer bags, or containers which are properly sealed.

Closeup on a pan with a Tikka Masala dish.

Other curries that you should try:

 

Collage of two pictures of the Tikka Masala Sauce with recipe title text.

Try this Tikka Masala Sauce and let me know with a tag on Instagram and Facebook.

Looking forward to your remakes.

Cheers, Florian.

Tikka Masala Sauce in a glass jar.

Tikka Masala Sauce

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Tikka Masala Sauce is easy to prepare with simple ingredients. Everything comes together in 10 minutes. Even pickiest kids will eat it, and no one will tell it is vegan. This is also fantastic for stews, soups, even as dipping sauce for veggie sticks. It is budget friendly and makes a lot with ingredients that you probably have on hand and is great whenever flavor is needed.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut milk, full fat
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup onions, diced
  • 2 Tbsp vegan butter
  • 1/3 cup cashews
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes from a can
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat vegan butter in a casserole or a pot. When hot, add garlic and onions and fry them for around 4 minutes. Transfer to food processor or blender.
  2. Add further coconut milk, cashews, curry powder, Garam Masala, chili powder, ginger, cumin, diced tomatoes, cilantro and finally a pinch of salt and pepper. Process until everything is smooth.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 0.5 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 550mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g
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Jacqui Allen

Sunday 16th of August 2020

I’m so glad I found your site! Everything I made so far is delicious and easy! This Tikka Masala Sauce is no exception. Going to be a staple in my menu going forward. Thank you, Florian!

Florian

Sunday 16th of August 2020

Thanks a bunch for your amazing feedback and making it, Jacqui! Happy to hear you enjoy my recipes so much.