– Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe-

Now that Autumn is with us, I know that a lot of you will want to start cooking warm delicious dishes for dinner. For today’s blog I choose this chicken tikka masala recipe. It doesn’t involve a lot of preparation and cooking time but it requires at least an hour to marinate the chicken. This recipe is full of vitamins and minerals from its various herbs and spices. It also has a rich taste. The main ingredient in this recipe is garam masala.

Garam masala means hot spices in fact it is a blend of ground spices, usually toasted to bring out more flavor and aroma. Garam masala is used extensively in Indian cuisine, the place from where it originated. The main ingredients are coriander, cumin, cardamom, cloves, black pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. Other herbs and spices might be added to add different taste to the garam masala. Some of these are turmeric, saffron, fenugreek, anise, bay leaves and red chilies.


Total time: 102 minutes

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 22 minutes

Serves 5

  • 3 chicken breast
  • 125g plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 cloves garlic, mined
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, mined
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
For the sauce
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, minced
  • 8 cloves garlic, mined
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 800g tomato sauce
  • 300 ml water
  • 250 ml cream
  • Slice the chicken and cut into cubes in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, salt, cumin, garam masala and paprika in the mixing bowl. Mix well.
  • Cover with stretch and seal and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven at 260 degrees Celsius and prepare a tray with baking paper.
  • Place the marinated chicken pieces on the tray and cook for 15 mins.
  • In the meantime, prepare the sauce. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions, ginger and garlic until browned.
  • Add the cumin, turmeric, coriander, paprika, chili powder and garam masala. Stir constantly for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the tomato sauce, puree and water. Cook for about 5 minutes until it simmers.
  • Add the cooked chicken with the sauce and cook for another 1-2 minutes, stirring continue.
  • Garnish and serve.


Other related recipes you might like:

Creamy Chicken Curry & Gnocchi

Homemade Ramen

Honey Chicken


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