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Chickpea Tikka Masala

A hearty and delicious vegan tikka masala
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chickpeas, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 6 people


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 4 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (plus more to garnish, if desired)
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar or lemon juice


  • In large dutch oven, heat oil over med-high heat.
  • Add diced onion and cook for 3 minutes, until translucent.
  • Add the garlic and ginger and saute for another 2 minutes, until fragrant.
  • Add the Garam Masala and salt and toast for 1 or 2 minutes, until fragrant (if needed, add a bit more olive oil to keep the pan from being too dry).
  • Add the chickpeas to the onion mixture and coat well.
  • Add the tomatoes and coconut milk and bring to a boil. Simmer until heated through and the chickpeas are your desired softness...at least 12 minutes.
  • Stir in cilantro and red wine vinegar right before serving.
  • Serve with jasmine rice and optional additional cilantro for garnish.


Add a teaspoon of coriander and 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to up the spice.