recipe counter

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala is a popular Indian Side Dish
Author :
Category :
Course :
Side Dish
Cuisine :
Technique :
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
6 hours
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


1 lb - Chicken breast

3 oz - tikka paste

1/2 cup - Curd

4 tsp- oil

1 tsp - Garlic paste

1 tsp - Ginger paste

1 - large onion, chopped

1/4 tsp - Turmeric

1/2 tsp - coriander powder

1/2 tsp - cumin powder

1/2 tsp - chilli powder

1/2 tsp - Garam Masala

1 tsp - salt

1 - large tomato, chopped

1 cup - heavy Cream

20 - cashews, ground


  1. Cut chicken into cubes.
  2. Mix with yogurt and tikka paste and marinate in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours.
  3. Thread on bamboo skewers and broil in the oven for 10-12 mins, or until chicken is almost cooked. Rotate the pan at least once to ensure even cooking.
  4. Remove from the oven and set aside while making the curry.
  5. Reserve the marinade.
  6. Heat oil in a pan, add the onion. Fry for 5 mins.
  7. Add the ginger and garlic paste. Stir for 2 mins.
  8. Add the turmeric, followed by the remaining spices. Fry for 2-3 mins.
  9. Combine 1/2 cup lukewarm water with the marinade. Slowly add this mixture to the pan, letting about half of the liquid to get absorbed.
  10. Add the chopped tomato and stir briefly.
  11. Add the salt and fry until the tomato softens.
  12. Add the cashews, cream and chicken pieces. Cover and simmer on low heat for approximately 10-15 mins.
  13. Remove from heat and serve with rice or naan.

Bawarchi of the week

Bridget White-Kumar

Bridget White-Kumar

Bridget White-Kumar is a cookery book author, food consultant and culinary historian. Colonial Anglo-Indian food is her area of expertise. She has brought out 7 recipe books specialising in Anglo-Indian cuisine.

know more