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Chicken Tikka Masala

Ruchira Hoon
120 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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ABOUT Chicken Tikka Masala RECIPE

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

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • British
  • Boiling
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. 4 chicken breasts
  2. 1/2 cup yogurt
  3. 2 tsps vegetable oil
  4. 2 tsp lemon juice
  5. 2 cloves of garlic
  6. 1/2 tsp salt
  7. 1 inch piece of ginger
  8. 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  9. For the curry
  10. 3 tablespoons ghee
  11. 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  12. 1/4 cup tomato paste
  13. 6 cardamom pods, crushed
  14. 2 dried chillies
  15. 400 grams canned tomato
  16. 2 cups heavy cream
  17. 3/4 cup chopped fresh coriander
  18. salt as per taste


  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.

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Jason Brown
Jason Brown   Jan-07-2018

Bbarkha Kapoor
Bbarkha Kapoor   Feb-22-2017

Hi, can I use chicken with bones for this recipe

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