Budget Meals: Chickpea Tikka Masala


Budget Meals: Chickpea Tikka Masala

Easy, healthy, and full of flavor, this Indian inspired chickpea tikka masala is the weeknight budget meal you've been looking for.

The Recipe

For the Roasted Chickpeas
2 cans Chickpeas
1/2 tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Garam Masala
1 tsp Salt
2 tsp Grated Ginger
3 Cloves Garlic, crushed
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
2 tbsp Vegetable oil

For the Sauce
1 tbsp Vegetable oil
3 Cloves Garlic
1 inch piece of Ginger, chopped
1 Onion, quartered
2 Tomatoes, roughly chopped
1/4 cup Raw Cashews
1 tbsp Ground Coriander
1 tbsp Ground Cumin
1 Cup Water
1 tsp Chili powder
1 tsp Garam masala

• Combine all the ingredients for the roasted chickpeas in a bowl and mix well.
• Spread the chickpeas evenly on a pan and roast in the oven for 25 minutes at 385F.
• For the sauce, saute the garlic, ginger and onion in vegetable oil until softened.
• Add the tomatoes and cashews. Cook until tomatoes are soft.
• Stir in the coriander and cumin, cook for 2 minutes more.
• Blend this mixture until smooth and return to the pan.
• Stir water, chili powder and garam masala into the tomato mixture.
• Simmer for 5 minutes.
• Stir through the roasted chick peas and cook through.

Serve with rice.

The Finances

This meal came to:

$2.98 Chickpeas
$0.65 Chili Powder
$0.95 Lemon Juice
$1.52 Tomatoes
$2.00 Raw Cashews
$0.62 Onion
$0.25 Garlic
$0.12 Ginger
$0.37 Cumin
$0.21 Ground Coriander
$0.26 Garam Marsala

Grand Total: $9.93

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Lori Stratford is the Digital Media Manager at Navicore Solutions. She promotes the reach of Navicore's financial education to the public through social media and blog content.

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