Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

how to make chicken tikka masala recipe

chicken tikka masala recipe

This rich and smooth flavorsome Chicken tikka matches any Indian eatery! Why go out when you can improve it at home! With fragrant brilliant chicken pieces swimming in an inconceivable curry sauce, this Chicken Tikka Masala formula is extraordinary compared to other you will attempt!

This simple burner Chicken Tikka Masala tastes simply like your preferred Indian take-out and is prepared in less than 60 minutes. Extras are shockingly better the following day!

How would you make Chicken Tikka Masala?

The BEST part about this recipe and simply like our Butter Chicken, you may as of now have these fixings in your kitchen. If not, they are so natural to discover in any supermarket, you won’t have to go looking all over to discover them! Bona fide Chicken Tikka Masala is generally made with yogurt marinated chicken, speared and chargrilled for mind blowing bar-b-que flavors. For making this formula a lot simpler for us to make at home, we are utilizing a skillet or pot to cook it all in, while as yet keeping those astounding flavors.

Skillet or Pan!

For the best burned outcomes, utilize a very much prepared cast iron skillet on the off chance that you have one. You can likewise utilize a normal nonstick dish over high warmth. Singing your chicken in clumps of a few to stay away from congestion the dish helps fry or scorch (not consume) your chicken pieces as opposed to stewing in juices. You need brilliant chicken pieces.

The chicken won’t be cooked through now since you are going to complete them in the sauce later on, retaining ALL of the kinds of the sauce directly into the meat for most extreme flavor.

Chicken Breasts or Thighs!

We are as yet covering and marinating our chicken with a sweet-smelling spiced Tikka yogurt, utilizing chicken thighs rather than bosoms for delicious and delicious outcomes. Utilizing thighs additionally eliminates marinating time, requiring just at least 10 minutes absorbing those flavors!

You CAN utilize bosoms on the off chance that you wish, however I recommend marinating them short-term for better outcomes. This gives the yogurt time to soften them, yielding a superior outcome when cooking over high warmth.

About Spices!

The mix of flavors going into this smooth, tomato based sauce is so immaculate it causes your curry to detonate with flavor.

Ground Coriander

Garam Masala



About Chilli Options!

On the off chance that you can discover Kashmiri Chili, use it! It’s a mellow stew however heightens the shading and adds an awesome flavor to the Masala sauce. In the event that you can’t discover it, don’t stress. Any ground red stew powder or Cayenne powder will do! You can modify the sum to suit your warmth inclination, or forget about everything together for a non-hot Tikka.

To Mix or Not to Mix the Sauce!

This is close to home inclination. Throughout the years I’ve attempted both AND made the two choices in the course of the most recent few weeks with the end goal of this post. In the picture above, we mixed the sauce and afterward stressed it for a smooth knot free sauce. In the picture underneath presented with rice we are indicating the non-mixed sauce.

We incline toward the non-mixed sauce. It’s simpler, less wreckage and a bit much! Particularly when the most vital flavors are stressed right out. You WANT those flavors in your curry.

What to Present with Chicken Tikka Masala?

The best sideways is hot and new Basmati rice and Naan or flatbread. So now it is up to you what you want!


For the sauce

2 tbsp butter

1 tsp ground red chili powder

2 tbsp of vegetable/canola oil

2 small onions finely diced

1 1/2 tbsp garlic finely grated

1 tbsp ginger finely grated

1 1/2 tsp garam masala

1 1/2 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp ground coriander

14 Oz (400g) tomato’s puree (Passata/tomato sauce)

1 tsp Kashmiri chili

1 tsp salt

1 1/4 cups of heavy or thickened cream

For the chicken sauce

1 cup plain yogurt

1 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp garam masala

28 Oz (800g) boneless and skinless chicken thighs cut into bitesized quantities

1 1/2 tbsppowdered garlic

1 tbsp ginger

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp Kashmiri chili (or 1/2 tsp ground red chili powder)

1 tsp brown sugar

1 tsp of salt

1/4 cup water if required

4 tbsp Fresh cilantro or coriander to relish


  1. In a bowl, join chicken with the entirety of the elements for the chicken marinade; let marinate for 10 minutes to 60 minutes (or overnight if time permits).
  2. Warmth oil in an enormous skillet or pot over medium-high warmth. While sizzling, include chicken pieces in groups of a few, trying not to swarm the dish. Fry until caramelized for just 3 minutes on each side. Put in a safe spot and keep warm. (You will wrap up the chicken in the sauce.)
  3. Liquefy the margarine in a similar dish. Fry the onions until delicate (around 3 minutes) while scraping up any caramelized bits stuck on the base of the skillet.
  4. Include garlic and ginger and sauté for 1 moment until fragrant; at that point include garam masala, cumin, turmeric and coriander. Fry for around 20 seconds until fragrant, while mixing at times.
  5. Pour in the tomato puree, bean stew powders and salt. Let stew for around 10-15 minutes, blending once in a while until sauce thickens and turns into profound earthy colored red shading.
  6. Mix the cream and sugar through the sauce. Include the chicken and its juices again into the container and cook for an extra 8-10 minutes until chicken is cooked through and the sauce is thick and gurgling. Pour in the water to disperse the sauce, if necessary.
  7. Trimming with cilantro (coriander) and present with hot garlic margarine rice and new natively constructed Naan bread.

If you try this recipe, so share with us in a comment. I hope you like this! Thanks for sharing!


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