Chicken Tikka Masala | How to make Chicken Tikka Masala

By Radhika Khandelwal  |  23rd Jul 2015  |  
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About Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

Chicken tikka masala is more British than Indian, and there's hardly any restaurant in Britain that doesn’t serve this mouth watering classic!

Chicken Tikka Masala

Ingredients to make Chicken Tikka Masala

  • 1 kg boneless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup fresh thick curd
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil/olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic diced
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 1/2 tsp of ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tomato diced
  • mint leaves for garnishing
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

How to make Chicken Tikka Masala

  1. 1. Cut the chicken thighs in medium size pieces in a shallow dish. Add curd, turmeric powder, cumin powder, 1 tsp of chilli and coriander powder.
  2. 2. Marinate the chicken for 6--7 hours in refrigerator so that all flavours are soaked in.
  3. 3. Broil the marinated chicken in oven until its crisp and brown from both sides,alternatively you can grill or pan roast/fry the chicken pieces.
  4. 3. Heat oil in a pan. Saute garlic, ginger paste, onions, tomatoes, tomato puree. Add garam masala,1 tsp chilli powder,1 tsp coriander powder.
  5. 4. Saute until the oil starts separating from mixture. Add heavy cream and simmer for 5 mins until sauce is thickened.
  6. 5. Add the broiled chicken pieces to the sauce. Simmer for another 5-6 mins until chicken is mixed nicely with sauce.
  7. 6. Serve hot. Garnish with mint leaves.

My Tip:

The longer the chicken is kept for marination, the more flavour there will be.

Reviews for Chicken Tikka Masala (1)

safia anwar7 months ago

another version of butter chicken

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