Chicken Tikka Masala recipe
Chicken Tikka Masala recipe with step by step pictures and instructions. Learn how to make creamy chicken tikka masala. It is marinated pieces of boneless chicken in spicy gravy. Leftover chicken tikka can be used for making this masala. If you have chicken tikka ready this gravy can be done quickly. It goes well with naan, roti or chapati.
Marinate the chicken overnight or longer for juicy and tender chicken tikka. I put it in oven to save the time of frying in pan. You can shallow fry the chicken in pan and use them for masala too. Use cream for rich creamy masala. I always use milk when I am making it in home and use cream when I am making it for guests/parties. This is one the best side dish for parties.
Do try and let me know your feedback. You can also try the below recipes
How to make Chicken Tikka Masala with step by step pictures
Preparing Chicken Tikka
Wash and cut the boneless chicken as cubes.
Take all the ingredients given under marination in a bowl
Mix it together to form a thick paste. Add little water if required.
Marinate the chicken with batter and keep it aside.
Just one hour before grilling or frying, cube the onions and capsicum
Add it along with marinated chicken.
Mix and keep it aside
Arrange the marinated chicken, onions and capsicum alternatively in skewers and arrange them in baking tray.
Preheat the oven to 225°C for 20 mins and bake in the same temperature for 20 to 25 minutes till chicken is nicely grilled. Flip the chicken once in ten minutes to cook evenly.
Heat oil, butter and add fennel seeds.
Once it browns add onions and ginger garlic paste.
Saute and add cashews and tomatoes.
Add all spice powders along with salt.
Add little water and allow it to boil nicely for 15-20 minutes.
Cool down the mixture and transfer to blender
Grind to smooth paste
Add water to paste and allow it to boil again.
Once it boils, check the seasoning. I added little red color and chilli powder.
Once it boils add the chicken Tikka pieces to gravy and mix.
Now add kasturi methi leaves and mix.
Then add cream/milk and allow it cook for few minutes.
Garnish with coriander leaves
Serve chicken tikka masala