Tikka Masala

tikka masala


creamy, savory, delicious!

serves 2-3.

INGREDIENTS

TIKKA

  • CHICKEN: 1 package, vegan strips or ground    
  • Spero Sunflower™ Cream Cheese: ¼ cup, The Original :D 
  • WATER: 2 tbsp
  • OIL: 1 tbsp, we love avocado or EVOO 
  • KASHMIRI CHILI POWDER: 1 tsp 
  • TURMERIC POWDER: ½ tsp 
  • SPICES: salt & pepp, to taste
  • FENUGREEK LEAVES: ½ tsp, dried 
  • GARAM MASALA: ½ tsp 

GRAVY

  •  Spero Sunflower™ Cream Cheese: 1 tbsp, The Original :D 
  • ONION: 1, chopped
  • GINGER: 1 tbsp, minced 
  • GARLIC: 1 tbsp, minced 
  • TOMATOES: 1 can (or 3 big ripe ones), diced
  • TOMATO PASTE: 1 tbsp 
  • CORIANDER POWDER: 2 tsp 
  • TURMERIC POWDER: ½ tsp 
  • KASHMINI CHILI POWDER: 1 tsp 
  • DRIED FENUGREEK LEAVES/KASURI METHI: 2 tsp 
  • GARAM MASALA: ½ tsp 
  • CUMIN SEEDS: ½ tsp 
  • WATER: 2 tbsp (or as needed)
  • MAPLE SYRUP: 1½ tsp 
  • SALT: to taste
  • GARNISH: fresh cilantro & lemon juice 

DO ITTT

TIKKA

  1. STIR Spero Sunflower™ Cream Cheese, spices, water, salt, & pepp into a smooth & thick batter.
  2. ADD vegan chicken & mix until coated w/ mixture. *If using ground vegan chicken, form into balls/chunks first 
  3. MARINATE vegan chicken for 30 min.

 

GRAVY

  1. HEAT a pan & add oil. 
  2. ADD cumin seeds & let 'em sizzle.
  3. ADD onions, ginger, and garlic, & sauté until onions become golden.
  4. ADD turmeric, Kashmiri chili powder, coriander powder, & kasuri methi & sauté for 1 min.
  5. ADD tomatoes, tomato paste, & salt & let cook down until see some oil leaving the sides of the pan.
  6. ADD Spero Sunflower™ Cream Cheese  & water and give it a stir.
  7. BLEND everything in a blender or food processor until smoooth. 

 

ASSEMBLY

  1. BAKE marinated vegan chicken on a baking tray lined with parchment at 400ºF for 10 min.
  2. ADD baked chicken and garam masala to the gravy & let it simmer for 2 min. 
  3. ADD maple syrup to balance the tartness.
  4. GARNISH w/ chopped cilantro & lemon juice.
  5. INDULGE in your new fave oh-so-satisfying & flavorful tikka masala!

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1 comment

  • Just placed my order and this will be the first thing I make with it!

    brett christoffel

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