Vegetarian Tikka Masala Recipe

Vegetarian Tikka Masala Recipe

Tikka Masala is a classic Indian dish loved by many, but you don’t need meat to enjoy its rich and flavorful taste. This Vegetarian Tikka Masala Recipe is a delightful twist on the traditional version. It’s creamy, aromatic, and packed with tender chunks of vegetables. Whether you’re a vegetarian or just looking to explore meatless options, this dish is a must-try.


  • 2 cups of cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup of bell peppers, diced
  • 1 cup of carrots, sliced
  • 1 cup of green peas
  • 1 cup of paneer cubes
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, grated
  • 1 can of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons of Tikka Masala spice blend
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion, garlic, and ginger. Sauté until fragrant and the onion turns translucent.
  3. Stir in the Tikka Masala spice blend and cook for another minute.
  4. Add the cauliflower, bell peppers, carrots, and green peas. Sauté for 5-7 minutes until the vegetables start to soften.
  5. Pour in the tomato sauce and simmer for 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  6. Stir in the paneer cubes and heavy cream. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve the Vegetarian Tikka Masala over rice or with naan bread, garnished with fresh cilantro.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

A vegetarian twist on a classic Indian dish, this Vegetarian Tikka Masala is creamy, flavorful, and satisfying. It’s perfect for a cozy dinner at home.

Nutrition Information: Calories – 320kcal, Carbohydrates – 20g, Protein – 10g, Fat – 24g

Tikka Masala, whether with meat or vegetables, is a dish that brings comfort and warmth to your table. The combination of aromatic spices and creamy tomato sauce is simply irresistible. This Vegetarian Tikka Masala Recipe offers a delightful alternative for those looking to enjoy this beloved dish without meat. It’s a flavorful and hearty meal that will satisfy your taste buds and leave you craving more. Give it a try and experience the magic of Indian cuisine in the comfort of your home.

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