Difficulty rating: For home cooks Serves: 3 people


Yep, we went there and it was as delicious as you’re imagining. Tempeh is officially the perfect meat-free alternative for your Friday night curry. You’re welcome.  

Recipe by Eating Bird Food




  • 1 pack of our soy tempeh or lupin tempeh

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened plain coconut yogurt

  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1-inch knob of ginger, grated

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric

  • 1 cup canned tomato sauce

  • 1 cup canned full-fat coconut milk

  • 2 cups frozen peas

  • Fresh coriander, chopped

  • Rice or cauliflower rice for serving

  • Hot sauce of choice or cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. Make tempeh marinade by combining all ingredients (yogurt, apple cider vinegar, cumin, ginger, garam masala and sea salt) in a bowl. Add chopped tempeh and stir until well coated. Place bowl in the fridge to allow the tempeh to marinate for at least 1 hour.

  2. Once tempeh is done marinating, start preparing the sauce. Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat with coconut oil. Add onion, garlic and ginger and sauté until fragrant, about 5-7 minutes. Add spices and toss to combine, then add in tomato sauce, coconut milk, frozen peas and marinated tempeh.

  3. Turn heat down to medium-low and let the mixture simmer for 15-20 minutes or until sauce has thickened and everything is heated throughout.

  4. Remove from heat and serve tempeh tikka masala over a bed of rice (regular or cauliflower) with fresh coriander on top.

We also added grilled aubergines, courgettes, roasted peanuts and spring onions!