Chickpea Tikka Masala Recipe

A delicious chickpea curry made with the flavours of tikka masala that can be had with some steamed rice by the side.

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Chickpea Tikka Masala Recipe
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Chickpea Tikka Masala Recipe is a vegetarian version of chicken tikka masala that everyone would love to try out. The chickpeas are cooked in a spicy and tangy tomato curry which is enriched by adding coconut milk at the end. The flavors are simple and is not complex as it uses Indian spice mix like garam masala for the kick. You can make the curry as a one pot by adding all the ingredients into one pressure cooker and cooking the chickpeas along with the masala till it is done.

Serve the Chickpea Tikka Masala along with steamed rice, jeera pulao or tawa paratha to enjoy your everyday lunch. 

If you are looking for more chickpea recipes here are some : 

  1. Chola/ Chana Masala Recipe (North Indian Spiced Chickpea Curry)
  2. Kala Desi Chana Recipe (Brown Chickpea Curry)
  3. Chickpea Sundal Recipe

Course: Lunch
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

65 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup Kabuli Chana (White Chickpeas) , soaked overnight in water
  • 1 Onion , chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes , chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger , chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic , chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 tablespoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 2 tablespoon Garam masala powder
  • 1/2 cup Coconut milk
  • Salt , to taste 

How to make Chickpea Tikka Masala Recipe

  1. To begin making the Chickpea Tikka Masala, we will soak the chickpeas in water overnight. Pressure cook the chickpeas with water for about 30 minutes till the chickpeas are cooked.

  2. Heat a kadai with oil, add onions, garlic and ginger and saute until it softens and becomes crispy.This will take about 2 minutes.

  3. After 2 minutes, add all your spice powders mentioned in the list, saute them well. Add chopped tomatoes and saute until the tomatoes soften and mash them using the ladle. Sprinkle with little salt that will help it cook faster. 

  4. Once all the ingredients are combined together, you can add your cooked chickpeas and mix well. Check for salt and at the end add coconut milk and give it a mix.

  5. Serve the Chickpea Tikka Masala along with steamed ricejeera pulao or tawa paratha to enjoy your everyday lunch.