Chicken Tikka Masala | How to make Chicken Tikka Masala

By Ruchira Hoon  |  31st Dec 2015  |  
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About Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

A quintessential British specialty, chicken tikka masala is available at literally every corner in London

Chicken Tikka Masala

Ingredients to make Chicken Tikka Masala

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 2 tsps vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • For the curry
  • 3 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 6 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 2 dried chillies
  • 400 grams canned tomato
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh coriander
  • salt as per taste

How to make Chicken Tikka Masala

  1. Cut the chicken in strips and add in the yogurt, oil, lemon juice, crushed garlic and ginger and garam masala and a bit of salt. Keep aside for 20 minutes or overnight.
  2. In a pan heat ghee and add in the cardamom seeds and the sliced onions. Stir fry until brown. Add the chiillies, the tomatoes and the tomato paste. Cook gently for 5 minutes. Add in all the chicken and one cup cream.
  3. Cook for another 15 minutes or until the chicken in cooked. Add in the remaining cream. Adjust for salt. Add the coriander leaves. Stir.
  4. Serve hot with roti or rice.

Reviews for Chicken Tikka Masala (3)

Jason Brown2 years ago


Bbarkha Kapoor3 years ago

Hi, can I use chicken with bones for this recipe

Ruchira Hoon3 years ago


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