Eggplant Tikka Masala

Heat is definitely not a turn-off at mine! Oh yes, Spicy and Hot Indian food are so flavoursome, incredibly easy and delicious that I wouldn't mine having them everyday!!

Ever since my Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza has been a yummy hit in many kitchen, in my very own to begin with, and because I have just recently become a big fan of spicy food, I have tried to come up with an Eggplant Tikka Masala recipe!

While Chicken Tikka Masala is a very popular Indian dish, I am not too sure if there exist anything like Eggplant Tikka Masala! But I can assure you that, whether you are fasting or not, or even if you are not a fan of eggplant, you'll drool over this dish! 

I promise! 

So, if you have eggplants at home and have no clue of what to do with it, you are right where you should be!

Happy Cooking!!

  • Stove/Pan
  • Refrigerator
  • Measuring Spoons


For the Marinade:
  • 125g of Eggplants, sliced 1/4" thick strips
  • 3 Tbsp of Cream (Substitute: Yoghurt)
  • 1/4 Tsp of Crushed Garlic
  • 1/4 Tsp of Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/4 Tsp of Paprika
  • 1/4 Tsp of Cumin Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp of Garam Masala
  • 1/4 Tsp of Coriander Powder
  • Dash of Cinnamon
  • Dash of Clove
  • Dash of Ginger Powder
 For the Eggplant Tikka Masala
  • 4 Tsp of Ghee (2 x 2 Tsp of Ghee)
  • 1/2 Tsp of Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Small Onion, chopped
  • 2 Garlic Clove, finely chopped
  • 1 Chilli, Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup of Water
  • 1 Tomato, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp of Tomato Purée
  • 1/4 Tsp of Coriander Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp of Garam Masala
  • Chopped Coriander to Garnish

  • Combine all of the marinade ingredients and let refrigerate for atleast 2 hours.
  • Heat 2 Tsp of ghee in a pan, and toss in the marinated eggplant and let cook for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. Reserve.
  • Heat the other 2 Tsp of ghee in another pan. Add the cumin seeds and let sizzle.
  • Add in the chopped onions. cook until translucent and add in the chopped garlic, chopped chilli, chopped tomatoes and tomato purée. Cook for some 5 minutes or until the chopped tomatoes have softened.
  • Now, add the water and cook for another 5 minutes or until the sauce slightly thickens.
  • Toss the coriander powder, garam masala and cooked eggplants in the tikka sauce and let cook for another 2 minutes!
  • Serve warm with plain rice or naan!



  1. Looks spicy and tasty........ Nice clicks too!!

  2. love this tikka masala in eggplant, love to try this.

    1. Linsy, thanks a lot! I urge you to, and let me know your feedback :D

  3. Love this. never tried this combo of egg plant and tikka masala. Would love to have it with roti.. Yumm..

  4. Whether the dish is there or no is irrelevant... but that bowl looks absolutely lipsmacking!!!

  5. Really drool worthy eggplant tikka masala....Ur clicks are so lovely ....esp the last photo......

  6. Hey made and enjoyed, can i make blog post and link back to yours? let me know please. thanks in advance.

    1. Hey Linsy! Im glad you enjoyed it :) So sorry for the late reply! Please go ahead, as long as you're linking back everything's good! No thanks ;)

  7. Can I use tikka masala paste instead and how much?

    1. Hi Tracy! Yes you can use the tikka masala paste. I would say 1-2 tbsp should be enough! Let me know how it turns out!

  8. Can I use tikka masala paste instead and how much?

  9. This must smell absolutely wonderful! The pictures are beautiful. gewürze kochen rezepte

  10. I tried making this and it turned out so good. My husband loved it as well. One of the best eggplant recipes I have tried to date. Thanks alot

    1. I am glad you and your husband liked it! Thank you for taking the time to share feedback! Have a lovely festive season and happy New Year!


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