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Vegan Chickpea Tikka Masala

Warm vegan chickpea tikka masala with creamy coconut milk, fresh green onions and carrots.

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 30-35 min
This dish is Vegan & Vegetarian
Calories: 580 Fat: 11g Carbs: 55g Protein: 31g

Coconut milk is a flavor-lover’s dream ingredient. It adds wonderful body to sauces, and brings an intoxicating aroma to the final dish. This quick vegan meal has all the flavor of traditional tikka but served instead with nutrient-packed chickpeas and fresh veggies. We’re ready for you, fall!

Ingredients
Garbanzo beans
Jasmine rice
Tikka spice blend
Coconut Milk
Tomato paste
Spring onions
Carrot
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Cooking terms for this recipe

Caramelize To cook a food (fruit or vegetable) slowly until it becomes brown and sweet.
Sauté “To jump”. To fry in a small amount of fat at high heat.
Simmer To stew gently below or just at boiling point.

What you need

Medium deep sauté pan

Medium pot with lid

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1: MISE EN PLACE

Read though the entire recipe before getting started. Wash and dry all produce. Remove root ends from green onions and discard; then, thinly slice both green tops and bulbs; keep separate. Remove top and peel from carrot and discard; then, cut in half and slice into half moons. Drain garbanzo beans from can; rinse well.

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Step 2: COOK RICE

Place jasmine rice, 1¼ cups water and a pinch of salt and pepper in medium pot over medium heat. Bring to boil; cover and reduce heat to low. Cook 15-20 min until tender. Fluff with fork. While rice is cooking, begin sautéing the aromatics (Step #3).

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Step 3: SAUTE AROMATICS

Heat 1 tsp. oil in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Add green onion bulbs and sauté 1-2 min. Then, add tikka spice blend and sauté another 1-2 min until aromatic.

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Step 4: BEGIN TIKKA

Add carrots, garbanzo beans and tomato paste to pan and sauté another 2-3 min until tomato paste begins to caramelize.

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Step 5: FINISH TIKKA

Add coconut milk, ¾ cup water and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir until incorporated and bring to a simmer. Cook simmering for 20-25 min to incorporate the flavors.

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Step 6: PLATE YOUR DISH

Divide rice between two bowls, top with chickpea tikka masala and top with sliced green onions.. Enjoy!