Cal Smart Plant-Based Ground Protein Patties in Tikka Sauce
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Cal Smart Plant-Based Ground Protein Patties in Tikka Sauce

Cal Smart Plant-Based Ground Protein Patties in Tikka Sauce

with Cilantro Rice

Flecks of cilantro stems don't just make these patties look pretty—they also add a ton of flavour! Tikka sauce blends beautifully with cream cheese to give this curry a velvety texture without the heaviness.

Calorie Smart

Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.

Preparation Time25 minutes
Cooking Time5 minutes


serving amount

250 g

Plant-Based Ground Protein

½ cup

Tikka Sauce

(Contains Milk May contain Sulphites, Wheat, Crustaceans, Egg, Fish, Mustard, Sesame, Soy)

1 unit(s)


56 g

Baby Spinach

1 unit(s)

Cream Cheese

(Contains Milk)

¾ cup

Basmati Rice

7 g


½ unit(s)


1 tsp

Garlic Salt

(May contain Wheat, Milk, Mustard, Peanuts, Sesame, Soy, Sulphites, Tree nuts)

Not included in your delivery

0.31 tsp


0.13 tsp


1 tbsp

Unsalted Butter*

(Contains Milk)


Nutrition Values

Calories720 kcal
Fat33 g
Saturated Fat14 g
Carbohydrate85 g
Sugar9 g
Dietary Fiber7 g
Protein27 g
Cholesterol30 mg
Sodium1840 mg
Trans Fat0.5 g
Potassium750 mg
Calcium175 mg
Iron6 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Medium Pot
Measuring Spoons
Measuring Cups
Large Non-Stick Pan
Medium Bowl


Cook rice
  • Add rice, 1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 cups) water and 1/4 tsp (1/2 tsp) salt to a medium pot. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Once boiling, reduce heat to low. Cover and cook until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 12-14 min.
  • Remove from heat. Set aside, still covered.
Cook plant-based patties
  • Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat.
  • While the pan heats, thinly slice cilantro stems.
  • Add plant-based protein, cilantro stems and half the garlic salt to a medium bowl. Season with pepper, then combine.
  • Form mixture into four 1/2-inch-thick patties (8 patties for 4 ppl).
  • When the pan is hot, add 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) butter, then swirl until melted.
  • Add patties. Pan-fry until golden, 3-4 min.
  • Remove from heat. Transfer patties to a plate.
  • Meanwhile, cut half the lemon into wedges (whole lime for 4 ppl).
  • Roughly chop cilantro leaves.
  • Roughly chop spinach.
  • Cut tomato into 1/2-inch pieces.
Cook sauce
  • When patties are done, with the pan still off heat, stir in cream cheese, half the tikka sauce (use all for 4 ppl) and 1/4 cup (1/2 cup) water.
  • Return the pan to medium. Bring to a simmer, stirring often to combine.
  • Once simmering, stir in tomatoes. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens slightly, 1-2 min.
  • Add spinach. Cook, stirring often, until wilted, 1 min.
  • Season with pepper and remaining garlic salt.
Finish patties
  • Return patties to the pan. Gently stir to warm through, 1 min. (TIP: If sauce gets too thick, add water, 1 tbsp at a time, until you reach desired consistency.)
  • Season with salt and pepper.
Finish and serve
  • Add half the cilantro to the pot with rice, then fluff with a fork. (TIP: Add 1 tbsp [2 tbsp] butter, then fluff until melted, if desired.)
  • Divide cilantro rice between plates.
  • Spoon sauce over rice. Top with patties.
  • Sprinkle with remaining cilantro.
  • Squeeze a lemon wedge over top, if desired.
Modularity step (under step 2)

If you've opted to get plant-based ground protein, prep, cook and plate it in the same way the recipe instructs you to prep, cook and plate the turkey.**