Okra Tikka Masala

I showcased three different types of Ayurvedic and Alkaline Superfood Bowls on Virginia This Morning CBS 6.  The bowls consisted of either raw or cooked ingredients.  On air, I demonstrated how to make the spices and Chicpea Tikka Masala.  You can switch out your chickpea for okra and/or mushrooms or combine them all if you'd like!  See the show here!

Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author pauline


North India Spice Mix

  • 1.5 tsp Whole Chili Flakes Toasted and ground
  • 1.5 tsp Whole Coriander Toasted and ground
  • .5 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1.5 tsp Ground Cardamom
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • .5 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1 tbsp Ground Cumin
  • .5 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 2 tsp Ground Turmeric

Tikka Masala

  • 3/4 tbsp Cold Pressed Cooking Oil Olive or Grapeseed
  • 3/4 cup Coconut Milk
  • 3 cloves Fresh Garlic
  • 1 Fresh Tomatoes Roasted and Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Peas
  • 1.5 cup Okra, Chicpea OR Mushrooms Chopped
  • 3/4 cup Vegetable Stock
  • 3/4 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Salt and Pepper To Taste

Superfood Grains

  • 1 cup Millet or Quinoa
  • 2 cups Spring Water


Spice Mix Blend

  1. Place the whole red chili flakes and whole coriander in a skillet.  For no more than 2 minutes keep it on a low heat and toast the pan until you smell the aroma of the spices.   Once toasted, place the spices in a mortar and crush the spices together until they are fully grounded.  Then add these spices with the others in a bowl and mix together.  You can place them in an airtight jar until you are ready to use it.  

Okra, Chicpea OR Mushroom Masala

  1. Bring a large skillet to a medium heat and place in the olive oil or grapeseed oil. Give the oil less than a minute to heat up, then place your onions and garlic in the skillet.  When golden brown, add your spices to cover your onions and garlic. Then add in your other ingredients leaving your okra, chickpeas OR mushrooms; and coconut until the end.  If you want to kick up the spice/heat of the dish add one jalapeƱo, Thai green pepper or Jamaican scotch bonnet.  

Superfood Grains

  1. Rinse and drain your Millet or Quinoa.  Then place in a pot with the water and bring to a medium boil.  Watch it over the stove as these cook down very quickly.  Add more water and turn if it dries out before it is soft.  Taste and season with salt.  

Recipe Notes