Chickpea Tikka Masala – Dinner is on with this flavourful & saucy Indian-inspired tikka masala recipe! It is lusciously creamy and easy to make right at home in one pan with simple ingredients
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Total Time: 45 min
Time to have fun
Prepping the onions, ginger, and garlic is the hardest part, the rest is easy, requiring stirring occasionally and then a nice simmer.
Remove the skins and ends from the onions and slice into thin strips.
Remove the skins and ends from the garlic and finely chop or use a garlic press.
Remove the skin from the ginger and grate or finely chop.
In a large pot, heat the oil or water over medium heat, add onions and cumin and cook for 5 – 7 minute, until onions are browning around the edges.
Add the ginger and garlic, cook 1 to 2 minutes more.
Add the garam masala, turmeric, ground coriander seed and Smocked paprika and cook for 1 – 2 two minutes, or until nice and fragrant.
Add tomatoes and cook for 4 minutes, until they breakdown a bit.
Add tomato paste, chickpeas and coconut milk, stir to combine and bring to a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally.
Simmer, covered, for 25 to 30 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally. Adjust seasonings to taste.
Now you’re ready to serve with a grain of choice.
Olive Oil 2 Tbsp
or 1/4 cup water
Onion 1 large
Cumin 2 tsp
Ginger 2 Tbsp
Crushed Garlic 4 cloves
You can use more or less if you prefer
Garam Masala 1 Tbsp
Turmeric 2 tsp
Ground Coriander Seed 2 tsp
Smoked Paprika 2 tsp
Chopped Tomato 2 Cans
or 4 – 5 ripe tomatoes that have been diced.
Tomato Paste 2 Tbsp
Chickpeas 2 Cans
Drained or 3 cups freshly cooked
Coconut Milk 1 can