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Easy Chickpea Tikka Masala

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 Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 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


  • 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.
Keyword healthy dinner, tikka masala, Vegetarian Curry