Slow Cooker Chickpea Tikka Masala with Cauliflower

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Slow Cooker Chickpea Tikka Masala with Cauliflower makes the bets vegetarian meal without all the work of a traditional masala dish. Jump to Recipe keyboard_arrow_down

273 CALORIES 40g CARBS 8g FAT 11g PROTEIN
3
Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(5 Old SmartPoints™)
(7 PointsPlus®)

Tikka Masala is probably one of the most well known Indian dishes out there and it is seriously delicious. The only problem is that usually it is made with heavy cream and therefore packed with calories and unhealthy fat. Luckily it's easy to lighten up this dish by making one simple switch and using coconut milk instead of the heavy cream. Not only does this make the dish healthier since the fats in the coconut milk are much better for you, it also lowers the calorie count. And most importantly, I think it makes the dish even better. The subtle flavor of the coconut is delicious and a great addition to this classic dish.

The Recipe

Slow Cooker Chickpea Tikka Masala with Cauliflower

PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 4 Hours
TOTAL TIME: 4 Hours, 10 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 3 cups canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 U onion, diced
  • 4 U cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. ginger, minced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp. garam masala (to taste, blends vary in flavor/intensity)
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional, to taste)
  • 28 oz. canned fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup canned light coconut milk

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Instructions

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Heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook for 6-8 minutes until beginning to brown. Add the garlic and ginger. Cook for 1 minute. Add the tomato paste, garam masala, paprika, salt, and cayenne pepper. Stir and cook 1-2 minutes until very fragrant.

2

Add to the slow cooker along with the chickpeas and diced tomatoes. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. Thirty minutes before it's done, add the cauliflower and coconut milk. Let finish cooking with the lid open to reduce the sauce.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1.25 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 273
Calories from Fat 71
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
12%
Saturated Fat 2g
13%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1511mg
66%
Total Carbohydrate 40g
13%
Dietary Fiber 4g
16%
Sugars 6g
Protein 11g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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This was fabulous! I substituted broccoli for the cauliflower. Excellent flavor and each serving was huge! Definitely a repeat!
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