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Pantry Chickpea Tikka Masala Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This 10 minute pantry tikka masala recipe is a quick and simple indian food recipe, made with pantry staple ingredients you already have in your cupboards. Vegan & Gluten Free! Use cooked canned chickpeas for extra plant protein. This dish makes a fantastic (and wonderfully lazy) lunch or dinner, ready faster than takeout!

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Want a fancy-tasting homecooked meal…. but have an empty fridge? This simple pantry staple chickpea tikka masala recipe uses only ingredients found in your cupboards. Canned beans, coconut milk, and warm spices come together to make this one healthy and easy tikka masala dinner!

This Pantry Chana Masala with Canned Chickpeas Recipe Is:

  • Warming
  • Earthy
  • Satisfying
  • Creamy
  • Comforting
  • Ready in 10 minutes
  • Vegan, gluten free, and dairy free!

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What’s In This Pantry Staple Recipe Tikka Masala?

That’s it! You can definitely add additional fresh veggies to this recipe, but I wanted to develop a quick and easy tikka masala recipe with what I had on hand. Since we are in the middle of COVID, our grocery deliveries are little slow and we don’t always have the fresh produce that we are used to in the fridge. This recipe is a simple way to have a healthy vegan meal that is ready in 10 minutes without any produce.

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One of the BEST VeganPantry Canned Chickpea Recipes

This vegan canned chickpea masala recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards.  You probably already have a lot of these ingredients on hand!  Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate.  I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep on hand. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple recipes on TheHerbeevore.com here.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

I rarely use canned beans in my recipes, as I prefer to cook them from scratch. While canned beans are super convenient, they are often loaded with sodium. I like to cook dried beans because they are easy to cook (especially in the Instant Pot), are incredibly cost efficient, and I can add seasoning or flavors to the beans while they cook. If you buy canned beans, I’d recommend using a no salt added variety.

How Do I Make This Pantry Chickpea Tikka Masala Recipe?

  1. In a medium pot, heat the chickpeas and tomatoes with their juices over low heat. Add the onion powder, garlic powder, and garam masala and bring to a boil (should take about 7 to 8 minutes).
  2. Reduce heat to low, and stir in the coconut milk and crushed red pepper flakes, if using. Taste and add salt and pepper if desired.
  3. Serve over cooked basmati rice or quinoa (both also are panry staple ingredients) and enjoy!

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Want to Add Fresh Veggies to this Tikka Masala?

No prob! Some fantastic additions would be: bell pepper, fresh sliced onion, chopped garlic, sauteed spinach, or topped with a healthy handful of fresh cilantro.

Meal Prep Away!

Chickpea Tikka Masala is also great to meal prep, for even easier and more convenient meals throughout the week. You can simply double tis recipe and dish it up along side basmati rice, garlic naan, and a scoop of fresh vegetables (see above!)

Easy Weeknight Meals

This siple & easy chickpea tikka masala is what I call an “Easy Weeknight Meal” meaning on your table in under 30 minutes. These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those nights when you want a healthy homecooked meal but don’t hours to spend in the kitchen . I have a whole section of The Herbeevore dedicated to Easy Weeknight Meals, that are great for the whole family. From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins – a healthy meal can be on your table in no time. Even faster than ordering takeout!

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Pantry Chickpea Tikka Masala (Vegan, GF)

Kelly Jensen
This 10 minute easy tikka masala recipe is a quick and simple indian food recipe, made with pantry staple ingredients you already have in your cupboards. Vegan & Gluten Free! 
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Indian
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a medium pot, heat the chickpeas and tomatoes with their juices over low heat.  Add the roasted red pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and garam masala and bring to a boil (should take about 7 to 8 minutes).
  • Reduce heat to low, and stir in the coconut milk and crushed red pepper flakes, if using.  Taste and add salt and pepper if desired.
  • Serve over cooked basmati rice or quinoa (both also are panry staple ingredients) and enjoy!
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