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Slow Cooker Vegan Tikka Masala! This slow cooker meal is SO good and perfect for healthy weeknight dinners. If you love Indian food, then you’ll love this simple chickpea tikka masala.
Raise your hand if you love tikka masala as much as I do. We get take-out about once a week, and 95% of the time, I want Indian food. It’s comforting, fairly healthy and always hits the spot. While I love the flavorful tikka masala sauce, it’s also hard to find a vegan version when we order take-out so I’ve taken to make my own.
If you can throw things in a slow cooker, then you can make this vegan tikka masala. If dinner had an easy button, this recipe would be it. Combine all ingredients and add them to the base of your slow cooker, stir and set. Can you believe how easy this is? Make a pot of steamed rice and warm some naan right before serving and ta-da; you’ve got a healthy, delicious dinner that rivals any take-out.
If you want this tikka masala now and don’t want to wait on the slow-cooker, then it’s easy to adapt to the stove. To do this, simply saute the onion, garlic, and ginger until softened and onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add in all of the spices and cook another minute or two to allow the spices to warm and bloom; doing this adds lots of flavor using dried spices.
Add in the rest of the ingredients from there, tomato sauce, chickpeas, cubed tofu and cook until warmed through, about 20 minutes. Before serving, whisk together the coconut milk mixture and add into the pot. Cook until thickened, another 5-10 minutes. Enjoy just like you would the slow cooker version, with steamed rice and naan.
I don’t have too much to tell you about this recipe other than it’s a.) deliciously bomb and b.) made in a slow-cooker and c.) indian food! We all love Indian food and that makes me so incredibly happy.
You all love my slow cooker butter chickpeas, coconut curry, saag paneer, biryani, vegan korma and chana masala. So I did it again for you! Chickpeas and tofu into a warm and comforting tikka masala sauce. It’s like a giant hug in food form, something it seems we could all use a little more of.
Serve it with naan and rice and dinner is served. Enjoy! xo
Slow Cooker Vegan Tikka Masala! This slow cooker meal is SO good and perfect for healthy weeknight dinners. If you love Indian food, then you’ll love this simple chickpea tikka masala. Chickpeas and tofu in a fragrant tomato-coconut sauce.
This makes 4 large servings or 6 normal servings, especially if you are serving with rice and naan. But! Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days, and the leftovers are so good for lunch.
If you love this vegan tikka masala, then you’ll love these other vegan Indian recipes: Slow Cooker Butter Chickpeas, Slow Cooker Vegan Saag Paneer, Weeknight Vegetable Korma, Vegan Indian Biryani, and Indian Dal Chili