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Vegan chickpea tikka masala

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For an effortless weeknight meal, try this vegan chickpea tikka masala recipe. Ready in three simple steps, it’s herby, garlicky and above all delicious. Give it a go!

  • Serves4
  • Cook time30 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
Vegan chickpea tikka masala


  • 3 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 brown onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2cm-piece ginger, finely grated
  • ½ cup (150g) tikka masala paste
  • 400g can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 x 400g can chickpeas, rinsed, drained
  • 150g green beans, trimmed, cut into 3cm lengths
  • ½ cup (125ml) coconut milk
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • ¼ cup coriander, finely chopped
  • Steamed basmati rice, to serve
  • Coriander leaves, extra, to serve
  • Lime wedges, to serve

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  1. Step 1

    Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook the onion for 5 mins or until lightly caramelised. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 1 min. Stir in the tikka masala paste and cook for 2 mins or until fragrant.
  2. Step 2

    Add the tomato, chickpeas and 1/2 cup (125ml) water. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 mins. Add the beans and cook for 5 mins. Stir in the coconut milk and sugar. Season.
  3. Step 3

    Stir through the chopped coriander. Season. Divide the chickpea tikka masala and basmati rice among serving bowls. Sprinkle with extra coriander and serve with lime wedges.