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Veggie Chickpea Tikka Masala: Mindful Eating

Vegetarian Chickpea Tikka Masala

This Vegetarian Chickpea Tikka Masala is a delicious and healthy dish that is sure to please. It is packed with flavor and nutrition, and is a great way to enjoy a meatless meal. The chickpeas provide a great source of protein, while the spices and herbs add a wonderful depth of flavor. This dish is sure to become a family favorite!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the cumin, coriander, garam masala, turmeric, ginger, and cayenne pepper and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes and chickpeas and bring to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in the Greek yogurt and cilantro and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Serve over cooked rice or with naan bread.

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: 250
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Fiber: 7g