CHICKPEA TIKKA MASALA

The good stuff:

  • I think this is one of the best chickpea recipes in my books. It’s absolutely delicious: chickpeas cooked with full of great spices in a dreamy luscious coconut-tomato gravy… it’s food for the soul!
  • It’s a hearty meal that is rich in protein & fiber (thanks to the chickpeas). I made this with brown rice cooked with curry leaves, a cucumber-mint salad and some garlic string beans 🙂
  • The inclusion of flavour bombs such as garlic, ginger, turmeric, cumin etc also add extra health benefits for you. Always use spices in your cooking: they have the dual benefit of health AND flavour!

Chickpeamasala

You’ll need:

  • 2 cans of chickpeas, rinsed and drained*
  • 4 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 cups tomato sauce*
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Cumin
  • Garam Masala
  • Coriander
  • Paprika
  • Salt

The process:

  • In a large pot, place the coconut oil and cook the onions until translucent.
  • Add the garlic, ginger & turmeric- and cook for another minute.
  • Then add the diced tomatoes. Cook until soft.
  • Now add the chickpeas and mix everything together.
  • Continue with the tomato sauce & coconut milk.
  • Then season everything with garam masala (be generous with this one), cumin, coriander, paprika and some salt. Taste as you go- it’s the only way you’ll know if you need more of something!
  • Cover the pot and cook on low-medium heat for about 6 minutes.

Notes*:

  • You can of course cook your chickpeas from scratch. I just try to keep my recipes as user-friendly as possible 🙂
  • For the tomato sauce: there are very basic tomato sauces out there (made without too many unnecessary ingredients)- so be sure to read the labels, always.

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