Chickpea tikka masala with fragrant rice

Add a little spice into your life with this hearty and wholesome tikka masala made with protein-rich chickpeas. 

Chickpea tikka masala

Chickpea tikka masala with fragrant rice



  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 130g basmati rice
  • 50g coconut cream
  • 1 tbsp korma curry powder
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 1 brown onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 10g coriander
  • 1 star anise
  • 40g mango chutney
  • 2 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 bag of blanched almonds 

You will need:

  • Salt
  • vegetable
  • Oil


  1. Add the basmati rice, star anise, 300ml cold water and a pinch of salt to a pot with a lid and bring to the boil over a high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to vey low and cook, covered for 10-15 minutes or until all the water has absorbed and the rice is cooked. Once cooked, remove from the heat and cover until serving.
  2. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 220 °C. Peel and finely chop the brown onion. Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a drizzle of vegetable oil over a medium heat. Once hot, add the chopped onion and cook for 6-8 min or until soft.
  3. Mean, boil a kettle. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Chop the tomatoes roughly. Peel and finely chop the garlic.
  4. Once the onion is soft, add the chopped tomatoes and garlic and cook for 4-5 min further or until they’ve completely broken down.
  5. Meanwhile, remove the coconut cream and chop it roughly. Dissolve the vegetable stock cube, chopped coconut cream and tomato paste in 300ml boiled water – this is your coconut stock. One the tomatoes have broken down, add the ground paprika, korma curry powder and drained chickpeas to the pan and cook for 1-2 min further.
  6. Add the coconut stock and mango chutney to the pan and cook for 6-7 min further or until it’s thick and rich.
  7. Meanwhile, add the almonds to a baking tray and put them in the oven for 5 min or until they’ve darkened slightly in colour. Once darkened, chop them roughly. Chop the coriander finely, including the stalks.
  8. Remove the star anise from the rice. Serve the chickpea tikka masala with the fragrant rice to the side. Sprinkle over the chopped almonds and coriander. Enjoy!

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