Easy Chickpea Tikka Masala
< 30 min,  Dinner,  Vegetarian

Easy Chickpea Tikka Masala | Chickpea Recipes

Looking for a meatless or vegetarian protein-rich dish? This recipe is perfect for you. Chickpea tikka masala is incredibly tasty and satisfying. It is made with a rich tomato-based curry and spices. So give this recipe a try, I’m sure it will quickly become a family staple.

Easy Chickpea Tikka Masala

Chicken tikka masala is a popular Indian dish and can be found on the menu of many Indian restaurants. It is made with chicken, yoghurt, heavy cream, tomato puree and a bunch of spices. Chickpea tikka masala is a healthy vegetarian alternative for this dish.

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This vegetarian tikka masala curry is extremely easy and quick to make. Chickpea, being rich in protein, can become a good meat substitute. Just add cooked chickpea to the tomato-based tikka masala curry and serve with rice or bread of your choice. Here I have served it with bhature and mango pickle. Follow the step-by-step pictures and prepare this scrumptious curry for your loved ones.

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 20 min | Total Time: 30 min

Serves: 4 people

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups chickpea, boiled
  • 3 medium-sized onions, sliced
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 2 cups tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp kasuri methi or dried fenugreek leaves
  • 2 tbsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • 3 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves, for garnishing

Cooking Directions:

Heat oil and butter in a non-stick pan over medium flame. Add cumin seeds and let it sizzle and splutter. Once it has browned, add the onions. Saute until the onions are slightly brown around the edges.

Add ginger and garlic paste. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the raw smell goes away.

Pour tomato puree and continue to cook for 5 minutes.

Add kasuri methi, paprika powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cardamom powder, and garam masala powder. Add salt and sugar. Cook till oil surfaces.

Pour water and bring it to a boil. Then add boiled chickpea.

Simmer until the gravy reduces a little. Turn the heat off and add chopped coriander leaves. Give it a good mix.

Easy Chickpea Tikka Masala

Garnish chickpea tikka masala with remaining coriander leaves. Serve with bhature and mango achaar.

Easy Chickpea Tikka Masala

Chickpea tikka masala is incredibly tasty and satisfying. It is made with a rich tomato-based curry and spices. So give this recipe a try, I’m sure it will quickly become a family staple.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: healthy dinner, tikka masala, Vegetarian Curry
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chickpea boiled
  • 3 medium-sized onions sliced
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 2 cups tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp kasuri methi or dried fenugreek leaves
  • 2 tbsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • 3 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing

Instructions

  • Heat oil and butter in a non-stick pan over medium flame. Add cumin seeds and let it sizzle and splutter. Once it has browned, add the onions. Saute until the onions are slightly brown around the edges.
  • Add ginger and garlic paste. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the raw smell goes away.
  • Pour tomato puree and continue to cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add kasuri methi, paprika powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cardamom powder, and garam masala powder. Add salt and sugar. Cook till oil surfaces.
  • Pour water and bring it to a boil. Then add boiled chickpea.
  • Simmer until the gravy reduces a little. Turn the heat off and add chopped coriander leaves. Give it a good mix.
  • Garnish chickpea tikka masala with remaining coriander leaves. Serve with bhature and mango achaar.

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