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Chickpeas Tikka Masala Recipe

Chickpeas Tikka Masala
How to Make Chickpeas Tikka Masala

Chickpeas Tikka Masala Recipe : Chickpeas Tikka Masala is an easy, flavorful recipe that can be made with easy ingredients!

  • Total Cook Time 55 mins
  • Prep Time 20 mins
  • Cook Time 35 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Chickpeas Tikka Masala

  • For Marination:
  • 2 Cups boiled chole/chickpeas
  • 1.5 Cups dahi/yoghurt
  • 2 Tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 Tbsp methi/fenugreek seeds
  • 2.5 garam masala
  • 1.5 Tbsp haldi/turmeric powder
  • 1.5 Tbsp dhaniya/coriander powder
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • For Tikka Gravy:
  • Oil/Butter (as per your preference)
  • 2 roughly chopped Tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 roughly chopped onions
  • 5-10 soaked cashews
  • 2 Tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • Solid spices – cloves, bay leaves, star anise
  • 1 Tbsp jeera/cumin powder
  • 1 Tbsp garam masala
  • 1.5 Tbsp haldi/turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp dhaniya/coriander powder
  • Red Chilli powder (as per spice levels)
  • Salt
  • 1 Cup heavy cream

How to Make Chickpeas Tikka Masala

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In a large bowl, take boiled chickpeas and add yoghurt, ginger-garlic paste, fenugreek seeds, garam masala, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, chaat masala, black pepper powder, and salt. Mix well until the boiled chickpeas are coated well. Cover the bowl and keep it aside for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
2.
In a pan, put some oil/butter, and add ginger-garlic paste to it. Now dump the solid spices into the cooked ginger-garlic paste. After they begin to pop, add chopped onions and cook them until they are translucent.
3.
Now put the chopped tomatoes in the pan. Add rest of the spices – cumin powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, soaked cashews, coriander powder, red chilli powder, and salt. Mix well and cover the lid so that the tomatoes become soft and mushy. Switch off the gas burner and let the mixture cool down.
4.
In another pan, take some oil/butter and add the marinated chole. Cook them until they start to smell aromatic. Put off the burner.
5.
Now, put the onion-tomato paste in a mixer and blend until it becomes smooth like a paste. Be careful that the blender does not overheat because of the hot onion-tomato mix. Keep opening the lid to let off the steam.
6.
After the paste is ready, add this to the pan of marinated chickpeas. At this point, you will have to decide the thickness of the gravy. Add one 1.5 cups of water and mix everything. Bring it to boil.
7.
Make sure to taste the gravy at this point. Add spices to adjust the taste levels. Now add 1 cup of heavy cream in the chickpea tikka masala. Mix well.
8.
Garnish the chickpea tikka masala with coriander and ginger slivers. And voila! your Chickpea Tikka Masala is ready to serve!
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