Tikka Masala with beans and sweet red pepper

Even during the summer, there are some cold or rainy days when I'm usually craving something warm and filling, full of flavors and different spices.

This dish is exactly what helps me during stormy days.

Well known Indian dish with more veggies inside and as a source of good protein instead of classic chicken there is a healthier plant-based option - beans. Actually it works with every type of beans, so just grab the can from your pantry and you are ready.

Indian cuisine is well-known with its strong game with spices and this recipe is not an exception.

What else is great about it that it is really affordable and pretty easy to make, what else do you really need when it comes to cooking.

No expensive products, only easy to find, cheap but delicious ingredients, combined into something so tasty :)


Let's jump to the recipe!

Prep: 10 min

Cook time: 20 min

Servings: 2 portions

Calories per serving: 176 kcal

Find the recipe & nutrition facts below :


Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1 medium onion (chopped)

  • 2 sweet red peppers (chopped into stripes without seeds)

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 clove of garlic (mashed)

  • 4 cm wide cutting of fresh ginger (or use 1 tsp dry)

  • 1 red hot chili pepper (chopped without seeds)

  • 1/2 tbsp garam masala spice (quick and easy recipe for this spice)

  • 1/2 tbsp curry spice

  • 1 tbsp. tomato purre

  • 1 tsp. sugar

  • 100 ml of water

  • 415 gr. can of beans of choice

  • Juice of 1/2 of the lemon

Method:

Step 1: Preheat your pan on medium heat with vegetable oil.

Step 2: Place in the pan chopped onion and sweet red pepper, then sprinkle them with salt and fry until they become soften (around 5 min).

Step 3: Add in garlic, ginger, chopped chili pepper along with the spices (garam masala&curry). Fry for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 4: Add in tomato puree, rinsed, and drained beans with sugar and water.

Step 5: Leave them to boil for another 5 minutes.

Step 6: Remove from the heat and add the lemon juice.


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