Print
Classic chicken tikka masala recipe: what a creamy Indian curry! And the perfect recipe if you want to show off some Indian cooking skills at home...

Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories per serving 558 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 large fresh chicken breasts diced
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 medium garlic cloves
  • 1- inch fresh ginger (2,5 cm)
  • 2 tsp tikka masala spice mix
  • 1 tbsp cardamom seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds or ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 3 cloves
  • 12,5 oz canned chopped tomatoes (400 g)
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 5,5 oz unsweetened yogurt (155 g)
  • ½ cup cream (120 ml)
  • ½ cup chicken stock (120 ml)
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • a handful fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Peel the garlic, onion and ginger. Then add it all to a blender.

  2. Classic chicken tikka masala recipe: what a creamy Indian curry! And the perfect recipe if you want to show off some Indian cooking skills at home...
  3. Blend until you get a fine paste. Then add the cumin seeds (or ground cumin), turmeric, cloves, cardamom seeds and tikka masala spice mix.

  4. Classic chicken tikka masala recipe: what a creamy Indian curry! And the perfect recipe if you want to show off some Indian cooking skills at home...
  5. Pulse until you get a flavorful spice paste. Add the olive oil and butter to a large non-stick pan and place it over medium heat until the butter has melted. Then add the spice paste from the blender.

  6. Classic chicken tikka masala recipe: what a creamy Indian curry! And the perfect recipe if you want to show off some Indian cooking skills at home...
  7. Stir fry the paste for 2 minutes. Then add the canned tomatoes and tomato paste.

  8. Classic chicken tikka masala recipe: what a creamy Indian curry! And the perfect recipe if you want to show off some Indian cooking skills at home...
  9. Stir fry again for about 3 minutes. Then add the chicken stock.

  10. Classic chicken tikka masala recipe: what a creamy Indian curry! And the perfect recipe if you want to show off some Indian cooking skills at home...
  11. Bring it to a light boil and then add the diced fresh chicken and sugar. Season with a good pinch of pepper and salt.

  12. Classic chicken tikka masala recipe: what a creamy Indian curry! And the perfect recipe if you want to show off some Indian cooking skills at home...
  13. Stir all the ingredients well. Cover the pan and simmer the chicken in the tomato sauce for 7 minutes until nearly cooked through. Then stir in the yogurt and cream.

  14. Classic chicken tikka masala recipe: what a creamy Indian curry! And the perfect recipe if you want to show off some Indian cooking skills at home...
  15. Stir well and cover the pan again for another 3 minutes. Then check the seasoning and add extra pepper, salt or sugar to taste if necessary. Also add the chopped cilantro.

  16. Classic chicken tikka masala recipe: what a creamy Indian curry! And the perfect recipe if you want to show off some Indian cooking skills at home...
  17. Take the pan off the heat and scoop the hot masala chicken onto deep plates. Serve hot.

  18. Classic chicken tikka masala recipe: what a creamy Indian curry! And the perfect recipe if you want to show off some Indian cooking skills at home...