Vegetable Tikka Masala
Who wants to save time on the weeknights cooking? How about with a dinner like Vegetable Tikka Masala. My version, is easy and quick, and will help you create a meal your whole family will run to eat.
Dinner time is usually chaotic and often feels rushed. Prepping on the weekends does not work, so I am always looking for easy ways to cut shorten prep or cooking time.
Try this tip: JARRED SAUCES
The meal could be anything from Butter Chicken, Tikka Masala, General Tso’s, Sweet and Sour, you name it, there is probably a jarred sauc
Make sure you read the ingredient label. Try to find one with the least amount of additives. The jars can be expensive, so I buy one as a flavor base and just add what I need to season it more.
I love buying the Tikka Masala from Aldi since the sauce is inexpensive and it taste’s great. Maya Kaimal, is fantastic brand as well. They often carry it at Fresh Market, Whole Foods, and Amazon.
As a tip for making the meal family friendly: I do not add any hot spices to my sauce. It helps some of the kids happy and is just as easy to add it on the Table. Try sriracha, cayenne peppers, or even hot sauce.
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 red pepper diced
- 1 1 inch size ginger, grated
- 3 cloves garlic, grated
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 Jar Tikka Masala
- 1 can, coconut milk, full fat
- 2 tablespoon tomato paste
- 2 sweet potatoes, diced
- 1 head cauliflower diced
- 1 bunch Swiss chard, stem removed and thin sliced
- chicken broth or water as needed
- **chili powder, cayenne pepper or sriracha as desired to spice it up more.
- In a large saute, or stock pot, sauté 1 onion in a neutral oil, until slightly softened. Add diced pepper, ginger, garlic, garam masala, turmeric, salt and pepper, and tomato paste. Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently until spices are fragrant.
- Add jar of Tiki Masala and coconut milk, scraping any bits off bottom of pan. Bring to a simmer and add sweet potatoes, about 10 minutes. Once potatoes are almost cooked add cauliflower, simmer 5-10 more minutes. Check seasoning and vegetables to see if they are almost cooked. Add swiss chard and simmer for 10 more minutes.
Serve over rice, with grilled chicken, or naan. Top with cilantro.
****Add water or chicken broth if sauce is getting to thick.
I don’t usually add any more hot spices to my sauces. Keeps some of the kids happy and is just as easy to add it on the Table. Try sriracha, cayenne peppers, or even hot sauce.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 279Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 727mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 6gSugar: 8gProtein: 11g