Indian Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe, Chicken Tikka Gravy
Indian Chicken Tikka Masala recipe is a delicious gravy with melt in the mouth chicken pieces.
Servings 4 people
- 750 grams boneless chicken thigh or breast pieces, cut into cubes
For the marination
- 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder This gives a nice color to the chicken and is not too spicy like other chillis
- 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
- 2 tsp coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- salt to taste
For the chicken tikka paste
- 2 tbsp oil
- 2 onions chopped
- 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
- 2 green chilies chopped
- 1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder
- 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
- 2 no. tomatoes
For Chicken Tikka Masala
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/2 tsp sugar optional
- 2 tbsp cream optional
Preparing the Chicken
Take the chicken pieces in a bowl and add the red chili powder, ginger garlic paste, black pepper powder, garam masala powder, cumin powder, salt, and yogurt. Mix well. Marinate overnight or at least 6 hours in the refrigerator.
Grill the marinated chicken or bake them in a pre-heated oven of 220 C for 15 minutes or till done. (Every oven setting is different, so be careful while baking,)
Preparing the paste
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and add onions. Fry till the onions turn translucent.
Add the ginger garlic paste, green chili, red chili powder, garam masala powder, and tomato. Cook until the tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
Remove from flame and allow it to cool. Blend to make a paste.
Preparing the chicken tikka masala
Heat the butter in a pan and add this paste.
Add the chicken pieces. Mix thoroughly. (Add in water according to your desired consistency.) Cook covered on low heat for about 15 minutes or till the gravy thickens.
Mix in the sugar and cream now. (You can adjust salt at this stage) Give it a stir and remove from heat.
Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves along with roti or nan.