Enjoy better than restaurant-quality Authentic Chicken Tikka Masala (Step by Step) at home! This flavorful recipe features chicken in a rich curry, rivaling any Indian eatery. Pair it with our buttery garlic naan for an exceptional culinary experience!
WHAT IS CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA?
Authentic Chicken Tikka Masala (Step by Step) is a tomato based curry. Diverging from typical Pakistani/Indian recipes, this dinner recipe has its roots in England. All there's preparing the Chicken Tikka and cooking it in curry.
It's distinct from popular beliefs, debunking assumptions that it closely resembles Butter Chicken. Contrary to common misconceptions, Chicken Tikka Masala differs significantly from Butter Chicken. Notably, the preparation involves grating onions, a step absent in the Butter Chicken recipe. The texture of gravy and taste differs.
WHY MADE THIS RECIPE?
- It's better than Costco or Trader Joe's Chicken Tikka Masala.
- It's better than any Indian restuarant in the US
- It's flavorful.
- It's easy.
- It's a simple chicken recipe.
- Chicken- I used chicken breast but you can substitute chicken thighs. I used my Chicken Tikka recipe to prepare the chicken for this recipe.
- Tomatoes- I used medium-size tomatoes.
- Ginger garlic paste- I used homemade ginger garlic paste.
- Heavy whipping cream- Sour cream can be a substitution for this ingredient.
- Onion- I used a medium-size onion and I grated the onion for this recipe.
HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA?
Prepare the Chicken Tikka.
Prepare the tomato puree.
Add oil, whole spices, and grated onion.
Next add ginger garlic paste.
Now add salt and powder spices.
Add tomato puree.
Take out the whole spices.
Add Chicken Tikka in.
Garnish with dried fenugreek leaves and fresh cilantro.
HOW TO STORE CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA?
Chicken Tikka Masala isn't recommended for freezing as the chicken may lose its flavor and release water. However, this recipe is well-suited for refrigeration, with a shelf life of 3-5 days when stored in the refrigerator.
WHAT TO PAIR THIS RECIPE WITH?
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Let's Make Chicken Tikka Masala!!!
Authentic Chicken Tikka Masala (Step by Step)
- 6 medium tomatoes
- 2 green pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 black cardamoms
- 1 tbsp cilantro finely chopped
- 1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves sukhi kasuri methi
Prepare the Chicken Tikka
- Link in the ingredients.
- In a blender add tomatoes and green pepper.
- Blend until smooth.
- Set aside.
- Grate the onion and set aside as well!
Let's Make Chicken Tikka Masala!
- In a medium size pot, on medium heat, add olive oil, and let it heat up.
- Now add the whole spices, sauté that for ten seconds.
- Add the grated onion.
- Sauté until translucent.
- Add ginger garlic paste and mix well for 10 seconds.
- Now add salt and powder spices and mix well.
- Add tomato puree and mix well.
- Now cover the lid, cook on medium-low for 15-20 minutes, stir occasionally, Cook until it reaches that consistency as shown on video.
- Next take out the whole spices.
- Add the Chicken Tikka and mix well.
- Now add ¼ water, and cover the lid let it cook on low for 4-5 minutes.
- Add honey and heavy whipping cream and mix well.
- Turn off the stove.
- Garnish it with dried fenugreek leaves and fresh cilantro.
- Serve it immediately with a hot naan or Basmati rice.