Black Pearl Medley® Tikka Masala Bowl - K-12 Foodservice

Black Pearl Medley® Tikka Masala Bowl - K-12 Foodservice

Recipe developed by InHarvest Chef Coleen Donnelly specifically for school menus.

InHarvest Products Used


Yield: 34 bowls

Each portion provides 2 grain/bread servings, 1 cup vegetable (3/4 cup red/orange, 1/4 cup legume), 2.5 oz meat/alt*.

  • 2 qts. water or stock
  • 2 lbs. InHarvest Black Pearl Medley®
  • 1 T. ground tumeric
  • 2 T. ground ginger
  • 2 T. kosher salt
  • 4¼ c. plain, lowfat yogurt
  • 4¼ c. tomato sauce
  • ¾ c. curry powder
  • 5½ lbs. paneer cheese, unsalted, cut into ¾-inch cubes
  • 1 c. vegetable oil
  • 6 lbs. sliced carrots, ¼-inch slices
  • 4¼ lbs. red bell pepper, ¼-inch slices
  • 8½ c. chick peas


  1. Bring liquid to a boil.
  2. Place the contents of a 2 lb. bag of InHarvest Black Pearl Medley into a 2½-inch full hotel pan. Add turmeric, ginger, 1 T. of the salt and hot liquid to the pan, stirring to distribute the spices.
  3. Cover with foil and bake in a 350°F oven for 45 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Hold, covered, in a warmer or steam table.
  4. Combine yogurt, tomato sauce, curry powder and remaining 1 T. salt. Blend well. Sauce may be made ahead of time and refrigerated.
  5. Place cheese and sauce in a hotel pan. Cover and heat in a 350°F oven to 165°F, about 20 minutes. Hold hot for service.
  6. Toss the carrots, bell peppers and chick peas with oil, lay out on a sheet pan and roast in a 400°F oven for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Place in a steam table pan and hold hot for service.
  7. To assemble, place an 8 oz. spoodle of rice in a serving bowl. Top with an 8 oz. spoodle of vegetable mixture. Top vegetables with #8 scoop of paneer cheese/sauce mixture.

Nutrition Facts
Per serving: 553 cal., 27 g pro., 47 g carb., 11 g fiber, 29 g fat (8 g sat. fat), 2 mg chol., 579 mg sod.,
12 g sugar

Recipe Tip
*The Meat/Meat Alternate contribution is calculated on an ounce to ounce basis. If using a product that requires more than 1 ounce to meet the ounce equivalent, the recipe will require adjustment in order to meet the stated M/MA contribution.