Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

Chicken Tikka Masala is a authentic dish in which pre-marinated pieces of chicken and are grilled and served with thick cream gravy.


Preparation Time : 4 hours
Cooking Time : 40 mins
Total Serving : 5
Ingredients For Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe :
  • fresh yogurt (should not be sour) :     1 cup
  • finely chopped fresh coriander leaves :     1 cup
  • ginger paste :     2 tbsps
  • garlic paste :     2 tbsps
  • garam masala :     3-4 tbsps
  • dry red chillies :     6 peppercorns/ 2
  • lemon juice :     3 tbsps lime
  • chicken (breast or thigh) skinless and cut into 2 :     1 kg
  • onions finely chopped :     2 medium-sized
  • garlic chopped fine :     6 cloves
  • cardamom :     5 pods
  • chopped tomatoes or 6 medium-sized fresh tomatoes chopped fine :     1 tin (400 gms )
  • garam masala :     2 tbsps
  • soft brown sugar :     2 tsps
  • single cream :     1 cup
  • almonds blanched and ground to a paste :     3 tbsps

Preparation Method for Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe :

  • Grind the chopped coriander (keep some aside for garnishing) and all other marinade ingredients (except yoghurt) to a smooth paste in a food processor.
  • Pour the above mix into a large bowl and add yoghurt. Mix well. Add the chicken pieces and mix well. Cover the bowl and refrigerate. Allow to marinate overnight.
  • Thread the chicken onto skewers and keep ready.
  • Preheat your oven or grill to medium high (200 C/ 400F/ Gas Mark 6). Place the skewers on the grill racks in your oven with a tray underneath to catch drippings. Roast open till the chicken is browned on all sides and tender. Keep aside.
  • To make the gravy/ sauce: Heat the oil in a deep pan on a medium flame and add the onion. Cook till soft.
  • Now add the cardamom and the garlic. Fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the garam masala, brown sugar, tomatoes, almonds and mix well. Cook till the tomatoes are soft and a thick paste forms.
  • Add the grilled Chicken Tikkas (chunks/ pieces) and stir. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add the cream and mix well. Turn off the flame.
  • Garnish the dish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with naans

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