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Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

Chicken Tikka Masala
How to make Chicken Tikka Masala

About Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe: A yummy creamy chicken recipe with a thick gravy. Chicken tikka is a popular dish in the food menu of many North-Indian restaurants as well as dinner parties at home. It is a versatile dish to cook since you can prepare it in numerous ways. Full of aromatic flavors, chicken tikka masala is just the perfect recipe for a dinner party this festive season. It tastes best when served with roti, naan or rice.

  • Total Cook Time 50 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 40 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Easy

Ingredients of Chicken Tikka Masala

  • 2 Tbsp Curry or tandoori paste
  • 2 tbsp Yogurt
  • 2 Chicken breasts (skinned)
  • 3 tbsp Single cream
  • 200 gram Tomatoes
  • 2 tsp Root ginger (grated), peeled
  • 2 cloves Garlic (chopped), peeled
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 Bay leaves (optional)
  • 1 medium Onion (chopped), peeled
  • 2 medium Red chillies (seeded (if using Birdseye use only half to one), chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp Garam masala
  • 25 gram Fresh coriander leaves (optional)

How to Make Chicken Tikka Masala

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Put the curry or tandoori paste into a bowl with the yogurt, stir well, then add the chicken pieces and stir again. Put the bowl into the fridge for 1-2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
Put the chicken pieces into an ovenproof dish and bake for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, blend together the cream, tomatoes, ginger and garlic in a bowl and set it aside.
Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the bay leaves (if using) and the onion and fry until the onion begins to turn golden-brown.
Add the chilies, turmeric, paprika, salt, cumin, coriander and garam masala and stir for 1 minute.
Put in the chicken pieces and fry for 5 minutes. Then add the tomato and cream mixture, cover and cook over a low heat for a further 5 minutes.
The curry should look red and creamy, and its texture should be thick and fairly smooth, depending on how small you chopped the onions.
Add 125 ml/5 fl oz water and cook for another minute. Take it off the heat, pour into a serving dish and garnish with the coriander leaves.
Serve it with roti, naan or rice.

Recipe Notes

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