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Chicken Tikka Masala

This is one of the recipes that has been provided by Vandana who is very much a keen cook of Indian dishes. Hopefully there will be more to come!


800 gm Chicken
1 tbs lemon juice
1 tsp chili powder
Salt to taste

1 cup Yogurt
Salt to taste
2 tbs garlic paste
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 tbs butter for basting
1 tsp chili powder
2 tbs ginger paste
2 tbs lemon juice
2 tbs vegetable oil

Tikka Masala gravy:
50 gm butter
1 tbs ginger paste
1 tsp chopped green chilies
1 tbs chili powder
Salt to taste
1 tbs whole spices (cinnamon, cloves, pepper, green cardamom)
1 tbs garlic paste
400 gm tomato puree
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
2 tbs honey
1 cup fresh cream
2 tbs chopped coriander leaves

  • Skin and clean the chicken. Make sharp incisions on the breast and leg pieces.
  • Apply a mixture of chili powder, salt and lemon juice to the chicken and keep aside for half an hour.
  • Hang the yogurt in a muslin cloth for 15 - 20 minutes to remove extra water. Then add chili powder, salt, ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice, garam masala powder and vegetable oil.
  • Apply this marinade to the chicken pieces and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Bake in a preheated oven ( 200ºC) for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown on both sides.
  • Heat the butter in the pan. Add whole spices, let it crackle. Then add ginger-garlic paste, chopped green chilies. Cook for two minutes.
  • Add tomato purée, red chili powder, garam masala powder, salt and 1 cup of water.
  • Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add honey.
  • Add cooked chicken pieces, simmer for 5 minutes and then add fresh cream.
  • Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.