24 C
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Chicken Tikka Masala – An Easy Recipe at Home

- Advertisement -

Chicken tikka is a traditional Indian delicacy where chicken pieces are initially marinated with spices and yogurt before starting the preparation. Tikka basically means ‘pieces’ or ‘bits’ in Urdu and Persian languages. The tikka pieces are generally boneless and are baked in large clay ovens called tandoor.

- Advertisement -

You can have chicken tikka as starters along with coriander chutney and onions but there is another form of this dish called chicken tikka masala which has more flavours and spices as compared to simple chicken tikka. So here is an illustration of the preparatory steps of this delicious mouthful delicacy.

Ingredients required:

For marinating the chicken

  • 2 lbs boneless chicken breast, cut into 2-3 inch cubes
  • ¼ cup yogurt
  • 3 tsp garlic in crushed form
  • 3 tsp minced ginger
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • 3-4 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Melted margarine for basting

For cooking the sauce

  • 5 oz. Tomato paste and 10 oz tomato sauce
  • 2 finely chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp garlic and 2 tbsp ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp green chilli paste
  • 2 tsp cloves
  • Green cardamoms atleast 8
  • 3-4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp fenugreek seeds
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • Honey as per taste
  • cream
  • Salt to taste


Mix the chicken breast with ingredients like yogurt, crushed garlic, minced ginger, cumin powder, nutmeg, pepper, cardamom powder, turmeric, chilli powder, lemon juice and vegetable oil which are mentioned in the marinating section in a large bowl and allow it to marinate in the refrigerator for overnight.

Then preheat the oven to 350º F and bake the marinated chicken for about 8 minutes, basting twice with margarine. After 8 minutes drain the extra marinade and again bake the chicken for 2 minutes. Take out the chicken from oven and keep it aside. Now you need to start your preparation for the sauce.

Prepare sauce side by side in a pot using finely chopped deseed green chillies, tomato cubes, tomato paste and tomato puree with 4 cups of water. Later add the ginger and garlic paste, green chillis, cardamoms, clove and salt as per taste to the mixture made up of tomato paste and puree.

Cook the sauce on a low heat and stir until the sauce becomes quite thick. Strain the sauce using a strainer and boil it further. You can add cream to the sauce for more flavours and stir again.

After sometime, taste the sauce, if it tastes a bit sour because of tomato puree then you can add honey to it to neutralize the taste. After adding honey, add fenugreek seeds and stir well. Serve this delicious hot sauce with chicken tikka masala and enjoy the flavours with your friends and family.

Author Bio

This article is written by Sanjeev Batra, a famous five star cook who is also associated with Shahiya, a famous English and Arabic recipes website. He is a regular writer of several blogs related to recipes on Chicken Tikka Masala.

- Advertisement -

Disclaimer: This article is purely informative & educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

This post was written by a Guest Author. Please see their details in the post above. If you'd like to Contribute towards the growth of Healthtian, please check our Contributor Page for details about how YOU can share your tips with our growing community.

Trending Now

The Growing Epidemic of Diabetes and What You Can Do About It

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, then sadly you aren’t even close to being alone anymore. In the United States, the disease became...
- Advertisement -

Skin Rashes: Causes, Symptoms and Effective Home Remedies

Skin rashes are common skin problems experienced by millions of people worldwide; it is characterized by a visible change in the color...

Atis Fruit: 10 Health Benefits of Eating Sugar Apple

Sugar apple (Atis fruit), is the Annona squamosa fruit belonging to the natives of West Indies and to the tropical Americas like Peru, Mexico,...

What Is Anomic Suicide?

In a family where kids are allowed to make decisions for themselves even before they become teenagers, there is bound to be...

Spider Bites: Symptoms, Treatment & Identification

Spider bites in the United States are often annoying but they are rarely fatal. If a person gets bitten by a black...

Artemisia Annua: the Plant Behind Madagascar’s ‘COVID-organics’ Coronavirus Cure

Artemisia annua, also popularly known as sweet wormwood, sweet sagewort, sweet annie, annual wormwood, or annual mugwort, is a common type of wormwood that...

The Amazing Health Benefits of Uziza

We all know how essential salt is to our food and the role it plays in our health. But we can’t deny that salt...

Blue Waffle: Is It Really, Really an STD?

Remember the blue waffle tales and images which were spreading around on all social media platforms back in 2010? Well, if you were misfortunate...

How to Deal With a Jealous Sister-in-law?

Getting along with sisters-in-law or potential sisters-in-law could be very frustrating whether or not they had a very tight bond with their...

7 Types of Disability and Examples

For disabled people life is a lot different than the rest of us. They don’t lead normal lives like we do and need assistance...

Can You Eat Too Many Blueberries?

Whenever the discussion of superfruits arise, there is a 70% chance that the delicious Blueberries(Cyanococcus) will find a place for itself. I mean, this...



Nurture yourself with health tips, wellness advice, and more.

- Advertisement -

Related Posts

Strontium: Health Benefits and Risks Factors

Strontium is an alkaline mineral naturally found in soil and seawater. It is available as a supplement and used in treating some medical conditions,...

Phytochemicals: What They Are and Other Facts

Principals are chemicals that are naturally occurring and produced by plants. The lovely colors that some plants have are as a result of some...

Sweet Alternatives for Dieters

Sweets are normally considered off limits for those watching their diets. However, there are many healthy alternatives to sugary foods that can satisfy anyone...

A List of 7 Healthy Foods for the Women of All Ages!

In this hectic lifestyle, women do not take care of their health and stay busy constantly in accomplishing their daily life tasks. As they...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.