For the tikka

  • 180g Plant Pioneers meat-free 'chicken pieces
  • 75g unsweetend dairy-free yoghurt
  • 2tsp lemon juice
  • 1tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin seeds
  • 1tsp ground coriander seeds
  • 2 cardamom pods, seeds ground
  • ¼ tsp ground turmeric

For the raita

  • 250g unsweetened dairy-free yoghurt
  • 3 cooked beetroots (the vacuum packed packs are ideal)
  • 50g cucumber, finely diced
  • 1/2 Granny Smith apple, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 8-10 fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • ¼ tsp salt

To serve

  • 1 small red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 tomato, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 25g cucumber, sliced into half moons
  • you'll also need 8 small bamboo skewers, soaked in cold water for 30 minutes


  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas mark 6.

  2. 2

    In a large bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the tikka, just leaving out the meat-free pieces for now 

  3. 3

    Add the meat-free pieces and gently mix to coat. Allow to marinate at room temperature for 10 minutes whilst you make the raita.

  4. 4

    To make the raita: In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the dairy-free yoghurt, apple, cucumber, garlic, mint and salt. Blend 2 beetroots until puréed. Finely chop the remaining beetroot. Stir the beetroot purée and chopped beetroot into the yoghurt mixture. Garnish with reserved mint (optional). Place in the fridge to chill.

  5. 5

    Arrange the coated pieces on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Bake for 10 minutes, turning halfway to ensure they brown evenly

  6. 6

    Serve with the beetroot raita, sliced tomatoes, cucumber, red onions and fresh coriander.

  7. 7

    If you don't want to skewer the tikka, simply arrange the marinated Chick-Free pieces in the oven for 10 minutes, turning halfway to ensure they brown evenly.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 1118kj 267kcal 13%
  • Fat 14.0g 20%
  • Saturates 1.2g 6%
  • Sugars 11.0g 12%
  • Salt 0.8g 13%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 398kj/95kcal

Each serving provides

18.0g carbohydrate 7.1g fibre 14.0g protein One of your 5 a day

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