Chickpea Tikka Masala

For a quick and delightful vegetarian meal, try this Chickpea Tikka Masala. It’s ready in just 10 minutes, bursting with flavor, and pairs perfectly with fluffy basmati rice!

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Chickpea Tikka Masala

Cooking time PREP TIME 4 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 6 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 4 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 6 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 10 mins


  • 1 Minute® Basmati Rice Cup
  • ½ cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup tikka masala sauce, store bought
  • Cilantro, for garnish


  • For a taste of India in just minutes, try this Chickpea Tikka Masala. Rich with creamy tikka flavors and hearty chickpeas, it’s a satisfying meal that comes together quickly.

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package.

    Step 2

  • In a small saucepan, combine the chickpeas and tikka masala sauce and simmer for 5 minutes.

    Step 3

  • Serve the chickpea tikka masala next to the rice. Garnish with cilantro.

    Recipe Tip

    Serve with a side of naan.

A Flavorful Escape

There’s something truly magical about being able to whisk yourself away to the vibrant streets of India, all from the comfort of your kitchen. Our Chickpea Tikka Masala recipe does just that, combining the rich, creamy flavors of tikka masala with the hearty, satisfying texture of chickpeas. What makes this dish even more irresistible is how effortlessly it comes together with the help of our Minute® Basmati Rice Cup. Just heat the rice, simmer the chickpeas in tikka masala, and in about 10 minutes, you’re ready to indulge in a meal that’s both quick and deeply satisfying.

Whether you’re needing a speedy lunch or a hassle-free dinner, this dish is your ticket to a delicious escape any day of the week. For an added touch of authenticity, serve with a side of warm naan to scoop up every last bit of sauce.

Versatile and Vibrant

This vegetarian Chickpea Tikka Masala isn’t just quick and easy; it’s also a canvas for creativity. While it’s perfect as is, feel free to add a personal touch with your favorite toppings. A sprinkle of fresh cilantro or a dollop of cooling yogurt can enhance the flavors, making each bite even more delightful.

Why stop at one simple dish? Explore further by pairing your Chickpea Tikka Masala with various sides. Imagine the creamy, bold tikka flavors with a crunchy salad, or perhaps some steamed vegetables for a lighter touch. Each option offers a new way to enjoy this versatile dish, ensuring your meals remain exciting and flavorful.

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