Chicken Tikka Masala

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Chicken tikka masalas are a classic Indian cuisine popularly served in all Indian restaurants across the world. They contain various spices that give an explosion of tastes with each bite. If you love spicy food, this dish is guaranteed to become one of your favorites. Try it out with our recipe and let us know how much you’ve enjoyed it in the comment section below.

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What’s the difference between chicken tikka and chicken tikka masala?

Chicken tikkas are juicy pieces of chicken usually made with fewer spices. Their cooking methods are different and involve frying with no gravy. You can check out our Chicken Tikka Recipe. Chicken tikka masala on the other hand is rich in spices and contains enough gravy to be called a curry sometimes.

What is the color of chicken tikka masala after preparation?

Orange and similar shades are the perfect color for the chicken tikka masala. Don’t worry if your dish looks too reddish, the cream usually does the job of lightening it up.

Can we use chicken with bone instead?

Of course, you can always experiment with your own variation. Do let us know how it turns out 😊

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Chicken Tikka Masala

Course: Main CourseCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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Learn how to make chicken tikka masala – we use authentic ingredients & flavors in the marination & preparation of the gravy – Follow this recipe & try it at home! it’s guaranteed to give that rich taste & creamy flavor that’s expected from an authentic 5 starer Chicken Tikka Masala!


  • Marinating the chicken
  • 6 tbsp Curd

  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri red chili powder

  • 1 tsp Salt

  • 1 tsp Garam masala powder

  • 1 tsp Red chili powder

  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic

  • 500 gm Chicken boneless

  • 1/2 tbsp Cooking oil

  • Preparing the Chicken Tikka Masala
  • 2 tbsp Cooking oil

  • 1 tbsp Cooking oil

  • 2 tbsp Butter

  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds

  • 3 pods green cardamom

  • 1 pc Cinnamon stick

  • 6 pc Black peppercorns

  • 3 pc Onion chopped

  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic

  • 2 pc Tomato paste

  • 1/2 tbsp Coriander powder

  • 1 tsp Cumin powder

  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder

  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder

  • 1 cup Water

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 6 tbsp cooking cream

  • 1 tbsp dry fenugreek leaves


  • Marinating the Chicken
  • Into a bowl, take curd 6 tbsp, Kashmiri red chili powder 1 tbsp, salt 1 tsp, garam masala powder 1 tsp, red chili powder 1 tsp – mix all the spices into the curd properly and keep this curd masala aside for later use.
  • Into a large bowl, take boneless chicken 500 gm, ginger garlic 1 tbsp, cooking oil 1/2 tbsp, and already prepared curd masala into it – mix everything properly – keep it for marination for about 1 hour.
  • Frying the Chicken Tikka
  • Into a heating frying pan, add cooking oil 2 tbsp and start placing the marinated chicken into it – fry one side for about 6-7 minutes on med to high heat.
  • Then, turn the side and fry for 6-7 minutes – keep flipping the sides till the chicken gets well fried.
  • When the chicken is properly fried – take it out and keep it aside for later use.
  • Preparing the Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Into a heating pot, add cooking oil 1 tbsp, butter 2 tbsp, cumin seeds 1 tsp, cinnamon stick 1 pc, green cardamom 3 pods, black peppercorns 6 pc, chopped onion 3 pc and let it fry for some time.
  • Add ginger garlic 1 tbsp into it and fry the onion till light brown on medium heat.
  • After, add tomato puree 2 pc and let it cook for about 5-6 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add coriander powder 1/2 tbsp, cumin powder 1 tsp, turmeric powder 1/4 tsp, Kashmiri red chili powder 1/2 tsp – stir everything properly and let it cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add water 1 cup – cover and cook for about 10 minutes on low to medium heat.
  • After, add the fried chicken tikka into the gravy and cook it for 3-4 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add salt 1/2 tsp, cooking cream 6 tbsp – stir well and let it cook for about 2-3 minutes on low heat.
  • Add dry fenugreek leaves 1 tbsp and cook for the last 2 minutes.
  • Switch off the heat and serve it hot.

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    Nutrition Facts

    Nutrition Facts

    4 servings per container


    • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
    • Total Fat 31.5g 49%
      • Saturated Fat 9.4g 47%
    • Cholesterol 113mg 38%
    • Sodium 1248mg 52%
    • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
    • Potassium 1023mg 30%
    • Total Carbohydrate 26.8g 9%
      • Dietary Fiber 11.1g 45%
      • Sugars 7.7g
    • Protein 37g 74%
    • Calcium 8%
    • Iron 20%
    • Vitamin D 20%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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