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Vegan Tikka Masala with Chickpeas

Vegan tikka masala with rice on a white background.
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. light-colored oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. freshly grated ginger
  • 3 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 tsp. garam masala
  • 1 ½ tsp. cumin
  • 1 ½ tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 (28-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 cans (15.5 oz. each) of chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Cooked basmati rice, for serving

Instructions

  1. Cook basmati rice according to package directions. 
  2. Heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté for about 4-5 minutes. Add in garlic, ginger, tomato paste, garam masala, cumin, and turmeric and sauté for additional 1-2 minutes. 
  3. Add in tomato sauce, coconut milk, and chickpeas. Bring to a boil, then lower heat, and simmer for 25-30 minutes. 
  4. Serve with cilantro on top and with steamed basmati rice. 

Keywords: Indian, tikka masala