Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

Juicy, pre-marinated, then grilled pieces of chicken are cooked in a rich, creamy sauce to make this delicious and popular Indian curry.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Grind the chopped coriander (keep some aside for garnishing) and all other marinade ingredients (except yogurt) to a smooth paste in a food processor .
  2. Step 2

    Pour the above mix into a large bowl and add yogurt. Mix well. Add the chicken pieces and mix well. Cover the bowl and refrigerate. Allow to marinate overnight.
  3. Step 3

    Thread the chicken onto skewers and keep ready.
  4. Step 4

    Preheat your oven or grill to medium-high (200 C/400 F/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.
  5. Step 5

    Heat the oil in a deep pan on a medium flame and add the onion. Cook till soft.
  6. Step 6

    Now add the cardamom and the garlic. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Step 7

    Add the garam masala, brown sugar, tomatoes, almonds and mix well. Cook till the tomatoes are soft and a thick paste forms.
  8. Step 8

    Add the grilled chicken tikka (chunks/ pieces) and stir. Cook for 10 minutes.
  9. Step 9

    Add the cream and mix well. Turn off the flame. Garnish the dish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with naans .