Saturday, September 04, 2010

Chicken Tikka Masala

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Chicken Tikka Masala is a westernized Indian dish and a delight for all non veg lovers.  This is a tangy and very popular party recipe. It has the perfect blend of spices and flavor.  This  tasty gravy dish pairs excellent with Rotis, Naan or white rice
In this recipe, pre marinated pieces of chicken, is grilled and then added to thick creamy spiced gravy.  And the taste is simply amazing…!!!
Here is the quick and simple recipe of Chicken Tikka Masala…:)
For Chicken Tikka:
  • Chicken boneless                      - 500 g
  • Yoghurd                                   - ¼ cup
  • Red chilly pwd                          - 1 tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste                    - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin pwd                                - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala pwd                    - 1 tsp
  • Pepper pwd                              - ½ tsp
  • Lemon juice                              - 5 tsp
  • Vegetable oil                             - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
For Gravy:
  • Oil                                - 2 tbsp
  • Onion                           - 2
  • Tomato                         - 2
  • Ginger garlic paste        - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric pwd                - a pinch
  • Cumin pwd                    - ½ tsp
  • Coriander pwd               - ½ tsp
  • Red chilly pwd              - 1 tsp
  • Milk                              - ¼ cup
  • Sugar                           - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala pwd        - ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
This is a two step process.
First , we have to get ready chicken tikka and then simultaneously getting gravy ready and mixing them both in simmer.
To prepare Chicken Tikka:
  1. Chop chicken to small pieces. Drain away excess water.
  2. Mix all the ingredients for marinade
  3. Immerse chicken in the marinade and leave aside for 2 hrs.
  4. Grill the chicken for 5 mins or until it turns golden brown with burnt marks.
  5. Do not overcook,..!  Ensure you baste chicken pieces with butter or oil, so that it remains tender and moist.
  6. Now remove chicken and keep warm.
To prepare Masala:
  1. Heat oil in a fry pan
  2. Add ginger garlic paste and fry a little.
  3. Add chopped onion and sauté in high flame.
  4. Slightly caramelize the onions, this enhances its flavor for this dish.
  5. Now add chopped tomatoes and continue frying in medium flame, till oil separates.
  6. Add turmeric pwd, cumin pwd, coriander pwd, red chilly pwd and salt.
  7. Mix well and fry for few more mins.
  8. Drop the chicken pieces and simmer the flame.
  9. Reduce the flame to low and sauté it for 5 mins, as it absorbs the flavors.
  10. Add milk slowly with continous stirring.
  11. Add little sugar and garam masala pwd and combine well.
  12. Once the gravy is of right consistency, turn off the flame.
  13. Garnish with pearl onion rings and fresh mint leaves
  1. Serve hot with Naan, White rice or Roti..!

Have a great day…:)


  1. perfect... perfect..... picture perfect....

  2. Looks of my favorite dishes!

  3. beautifully created dish Jay. the addition of milk is new to me. will definitely try this dish next time.

  4. If I have some magical power, I would surely jump in to the screen and devour the dish in no time....awesome.....

  5. Chicken tikka masala looks delicious dear!!

    US Masala

  6. I love Chicken tikka masala... this looks yum!

  7. This looks great, also looks like something I can handle making. saving it for sure

  8. delicious chicken goes well with lots of dishes

  9. Chicken tikka masala looks mouthwatering...Yummmm!!!!!!

  10. yumm that looks delish, have a nice day!!

  11. I appreciate your comments...Plz visit often..!

    Have a great weekend..:D

  12. The gravy is just perfect..& an eye appealing alwayz!!

  13. Dear Jay
    Perfect on this great recipe..I take note of your low spicing !! It will be great I am sure.
    Have a nice day

  14. chicken tikka making me hungry here ...mouthwatering tikka..

  15. Beautiful! You make crave for something Indian now....Drooling....

  16. delightfully awesome !!!!!!!! :))

  17. caramalized onion must have made a savory addition to this dish. Simply yummy to enjoy with roti or naan
    Hamaree Rasoi

  18. This is something that myself and my Finnish family will drool on...bookmarked...num num :)

  19. That is so tempting loved the gravy !! I'm so hungry now Jay !!!

  20. Delicious chicken tikka the yummy gravy.

  21. Wow Jaya I never realized that u had a blog til today...hmm I guess I'm living in another world...btw these chicken Tikka Masala makes me drool pa..looks too delicious to say NOOOOO.A wonderful kitchen variety u got..keep it up:)

  22. Wow amazing !!looks so yummy !!love ur blog !!

  23. I've been searching for a Chicken Tikka Masala recipe. On the web people seemed to be confused between Chicken Tikka Masala and Butter Chicken. I'm going to try your soon with the addition of methi and green peppers!!!

  24. An evergreen dish i would say :)


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