Tikka Masala Chickpeas Recipe, Indian Vegan Recipe

tikka masala chickpeas

Chickpeas in Tikka Masala Sauce is a current favorite in my house. Tikka masala is always associated with grilled meats or paneer. Tofu, tempeh, seitan, or Butler Soy Curls make for the most-used substitutes for animal products, but there are lots more you can add to this sauce. Add chickpeas, lentils, or some roasted vegetables for a great dinner. Try this recipe below with chickpeas and you might never go back to tofu. Serve this dish over cooked rice or with flatbread. 

Tikka Masala Chickpeas

Chickpeas in Tikka Masala Sauce is a current favorite in my house. Tikka masala is always associated with grilled meats or paneer. Tofu, tempeh, seitan, or Butler Soy  Curls make for the most-used substitutes for animal products, but there are lots more you can add to this sauce. Add chickpeas, lentils, or some roasted vegetables for a great dinner. Try this recipe below with chickpeas and you might never go back to tofu. Serve this dish over cooked rice or with flatbread. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: vegan
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Tikka Masala, Tikka Masala Chickpeas, Vegan Tikka Masala
Servings: 4
Calories: 340kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Tikka Masala Sauce 
  • 2 (15-ounce [425g]) cans chickpeas or 3 cups (500g) cooked chickpeas, drained  and rinsed 
  • 1 cup (240ml) water or plain unsweetened nondairy milk  Salt, to taste 
  • 1 cup (30g) tightly packed baby spinach (optional)  Dash cayenne 
  • Dash Garam Masala 
  • 1/4 cup (10g) chopped fresh cilantro 

Instructions

  • Combine the tikka masala sauce, chickpeas, and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Cover the saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil, about 5  minutes.
  • Add the salt. 
  • Taste and adjust the seasonings. Continue to cook for another 10 minutes so the sauce thickens and the chickpeas soften.
  • Add the spinach (if using) during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Garnish with the cayenne,  garam masala, and cilantro. 
  • Variation: Use 3 cups (600g) cooked lentils instead of the chickpeas. Use 1 1/2  cups (250g) cooked chickpeas and 1 1/2 cups (100g) finely chopped vegetables,  such as cauliflower, bell peppers, sweet potatoes, or zucchini. 

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