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Chicken Tikka masala | Chicken Tikka recipe

Some dishes are just too flavorful that we keep going back to making them quite often. Chicken Tikka masala is one such recipe that is spicy, flavorful, and made with boneless chicken, that is grilled or roasted and then cooked in a tomato gravy. It is incredibly tasty, so simple, yet full of perfect blend of spices. It’s slightly spicy, just to give it an extra kick.

Similarly Zero oil chicken is our all time favorite recipe when we want to have quick meal, along with Waldorf salad on side.

What is Chicken Tikka masala | Chicken Tikka recipe

Chicken Tikka Masala is a delicious dish of marinated boneless chicken pieces served in a rich, creamy tomato based gravy/ sauce, that’s packed with beautiful flavors.

The spices used to make this recipe are very simple and always available in your pantry.

The spices used here are turmeric, coriander powder, garam masala, ginger, garlic, and kashmiri chilli powder. So only good, simple & hearty stuff, that makes this Indian dish incredibly tasty.

Moreover it’s gluten-free, perfect for a quick lunch or dinner, made in just 30 minutes.

Are you looking for more chicken recipes then please check out my blog for the same –

Chicken cutlets

Chicken in chocolate mole

Restaurant style chicken awadh

Chicken Tikka masala recipe and Butter chicken, same or different?

If you go by looks of it, both the chicken preparations will often look very same. The difference is complex flavors from spices in chicken Tikka masala, wherein butter chicken has sweeter and mild flavour gravy.

The main ingredients in the butter chicken are tomatoes, spices and of course butter. The sauce is milder, sweeter and smokier.

Whereas chicken tikka masala is spicier, robust and may or may not be smokier.
Whatever it is but both taste good.

 

 

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Chicken Tikka masala is one such recipe that is spicy, flavourful, and made with boneless chicken, that is grilled or roasted and then cooked in a tomato gravy. It is incredibly tasty, so simple, yet full of perfect blend of spices. It's slightly spicy, just to give it an extra kick.
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Recipe type: Main course
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • To marinate the chicken :
  • Boneless chicken - 500 gms
  • Thick curd - 3 tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
  • Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - ½ tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Mustard oil - 1 tbsp
  • To make gravy :
  • Large tomatoes - 5
  • Butter - 1 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Ginger - 1 inch
  • Garlic cloves - 6
  • Tandoori Chicken Masala - 2 tbsp
  • Cashew paste 1 tbsp
  • Kashmiri Red Chilli powder - 2 heaped tbsp
  • Garam masala powder - ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Honey - 1 tsp
  • Kasuri methi - 2 tbsp
  • Fresh cream - 2 tbsp
Instructions
  1. For chicken marinate whisk the hung curd with all the mentioned ingredients listed under chicken marinate. Cover and keep it aside for few hours.
  2. To grill chicken in a grilling pan
  3. To grill the chicken in a pan, heat a grilling pan with some oil and put the marinated chicken pieces and roast them on both the sides.
  4. Chicken won't take long to cook so keep an eye and once it's done, remove them and keep aside.
  5. In an OTG
  6. Fix chicken Tikka pieces i on skewers and bake in pre heated Otg at 220° for arround 20 minutes.
  7. Once done hold these skewers above gas stove for a while, to get the smoky flavour..
  8. Gravy for chicken Tikka masala :
  9. Roast 5 large tomatoes on gas by applying oil on the outer surface. On high flame keep rotating tomatoes till they are roasted well.
  10. After it cools down carefully peel them and discard the peels.
  11. Puree them in a mixer jar or using a blender.
  12. Heat butter+oil in the skillet, and add the ginger garlic paste.
  13. Saute till light brown and the raw smell goes away and then add kashmiri chilli powder.
  14. Since we don't use green chillies in this receipe, the amount of red chilli powder is on higher side. You may adjust the amount of spiciness as per your taste.
  15. Stir and then add the tomato puree, salt and cashew paste. Cook well till the masala leaves oil. If required add little water for the gravy.
  16. Bring it to rolling boil and add the honey, grilled chicken pieces. Then add the Kasuri methi. In the last, before switching off the flame mix in the cream. And garnish with corriander leaves and serve hot!!
  17. What to serve with Chicken Tikka masala?
  18. It tastes good with roti/chapati, however, choosing a delicious side will only elevate the dish even more.
  19. We love eating this with steamed Basmati rice, lachha pyaz/onions, a dash of lime, and some Vegetable raita on the side

 

Step by step instructions and pictorial presentation to make Chicken Tikka masala | Chicken Tikka recipe

For chicken marinate whisk the hung curd with all the mentioned ingredients listed under chicken marinate. Cover and keep it aside for few hours.

To grill chicken in a grilling pan

To grill the chicken in a pan, heat a grilling pan with some oil and put the marinated chicken pieces and roast them on both the sides.

Chicken won’t take long to cook so keep an eye and once it’s done, remove them and keep aside.

 In an OTG

Fix chicken Tikka pieces on skewers and bake in pre heated OTG at 220° for arround 20 minutes.

Once done hold these skewers above gas stove for a while, to get the smoky flavour.

Gravy for chicken Tikka masala :

Roast 5 large tomatoes on gas by applying oil on the outer surface. On high flame keep rotating tomatoes till they are roasted well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After it cools down carefully peel them and discard the peels.

Puree them in a mixer jar or using a blender.

Heat butter+oil in the skillet, and  add the ginger garlic paste.
Saute till light brown and the raw smell goes away and then add kashmiri chilli powder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since we don’t use green chillies in this receipe, the amount of red chilli powder is on higher side. You may adjust the amount of spiciness as per your taste.

Stir and then add the tomato puree, salt and cashew paste. Cook well till the masala leaves oil. If required add little water for the gravy.

Bring it to rolling boil and add the honey, grilled chicken pieces. Then add the Kasuri methi. In the last, before switching off the flame mix in the cream(optional).

I personally prefer to have my chicken Tikka masala without cream but my family prefers to have with cream.

And garnish with corriander leaves and serve hot!!

What to serve with Chicken Tikka masala?

It tastes good with roti/chapati, however, choosing a delicious side will only elevate the dish even more.

Chicken Tikka masala | Chicken Tikka recipe

We love eating this with steamed Basmati rice, lachha pyaz/onions, a dash of lime, and some Vegetable raita on the side

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This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Emily

    This chicken tikka masala recipe is so delicious and flavorful! My whole family loved it and we will definitely be making it again!

    1. Lata Lala

      Glad to know Emily. Thank you for writing in.

  2. Katherine

    Such a great Chicken Tikka Masala recipe! Thanks for all the helpful step by steps.

    1. Lata Lala

      My pleasure Katherine. Thank you for your kind words.

  3. Sisley White

    This looks so good! I can’t wait to try making it for my family. Thank you

  4. Natalie

    It looks really good. It’s perfect family dinner. Easy to make and delicious. I will give your recipe a try.

    1. Lata Lala

      Happy to hear that Natalie. Thank you for writing in.

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