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Vegan Tikka Masala

Vegan Tikka Masala is a delightful plant-based twist on the traditional Indian dish, featuring tender pieces of tofu or vegetables simmered in a rich, spiced tomato and coconut milk sauce. This comforting dish is full of aromatic spices and creamy textures, making it a satisfying meal for vegans and non-vegans alike.

Vegan Tikka Masala

Tofu or Vegetables:

Tofu: Extra-firm tofu, pressed and cut into cubes.
Vegetables: A mix of bell peppers, cauliflower, and peas can also be used as the main ingredients.

Marinade:

1 cup coconut yogurt or plain vegan yogurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional, for heat)
Salt to taste

Masala Sauce:

1 large onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1-inch piece of ginger, minced
1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
1 can (14 oz) coconut milk
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil or coconut oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Fresh Cilantro: Chopped, for garnish
Lemon Wedges: For serving

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