Tasty chicken tikka masala

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Chicken is a versatile ingredient that can be turned into many delicacies. One of them is chicken tikka masala. Here is how you can make restaurant style chicken tikka masala at home.


For marinade

  • Boneless chicken: 1 kg (chopped into small pieces)
  • Curd: 6 tablespoons
  • Ginger (crushed): ½ tablespoon
  • Garlic (crushed): 4 cloves
  • Cumin: 1 teaspoon
  • Paprika: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 ¼ teaspoon

For tikka masala sauce

  • Mustard oil: 2 tablespoons
  • Onions (sliced): 1 ½ cup
  • Ginger (crushed): 2 teaspoons
  • Garlic (crushed): 4 cloves
  • Paprika: 2 teaspoons
  • Garam masala: 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Black pepper (crushed): ½ teaspoon
  • Tomatoes (crushed): 1 cup
  • Curd: 6 cups
  • Red chilli powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Coriander powder: ½ teaspoon


Take the chicken pieces in a bowl. Add the curd, ginger, garlic, cumin paprika and salt. Mix together and cover the bowl with clear-film. Let the chicken marinate inside the refrigerator for 45 minutes.

Heat up 1 tablespoon of mustard oil in a deep and large pan. Cook the chicken in this oil for 6-7 minutes. Once the chicken is cooked, transfer it to a bowl and keep it aside. Add the remaining oil into the pan and saute the onions. Add the ginger, garlic, coriander powder, paprika, garam masala, turmeric powder, black pepper powder, salt and red chilli powder. Mix well and saute until the spices give out their aroma. Add the tomatoes and saute for 4 minutes. Add curd and cook on a low heat for 5 minutes. Add the chicken pieces into this and cook until the gravy reaches the desired consistency. Take it off the heat and chicken tikka masala is ready to serve.

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