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Indian Recipes – Chicken Tikka Masala Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Hindi Language

Chicken tikka masala (चिकन टिक्का मसाला) recipe has grilled chicken pieces in tomato puree sauteed with onions and other spices, and garnished with fresh green coriander.  It is a very famous non-vegeterian Indian dish which is usually served with rice or Naan (bread from tandori oven).

Let me show you how to make this delicious dish at home.

Chicken Tikka Masala

Recipe Servings : 4 – 6
Recipe Cook Time : 30 Minutes + Marination time


Part A: Ingredients for making Chicken Tikka (Roasted chicken pieces)

2 lbs. boneless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes
1/4 cup fresh yogurt (greek yogurt is prefered)
3 tsp minced ginger
3 tsp crushed peeled garlic
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp mace
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp green cardamom powder
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
4 tbsp vegetable oil
Molten margarine or butter for basting

Part B: Ingredients for making sauce for Chichen Tikka Masala

5 oz. tomato paste
10 oz. tomato puree
2 lbs. tomatoes, finely chopped
2 tsp ginger paste
2 tsp garlic paste
2 tsp green chilies
1 tbsp red chili powder
2 tsp cloves
8 green cardamoms
3 tbsp butter
2/3 cup cream
1 tsp fenugreek
2 tsp ginger, grated or julienned
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste
2 tbsp chopped green coriander leaves to garnish


1. Put all ingredients in Part A together in a large bowl and whisk. Let it marinate overnight in the refrigerator.

2. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/ Gas Mark 4. Bake marinated chicken pieces for 10 minutes, basting with margarine or butter twice. Drain excess marinade and bake for another 2-5 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, make the sauce for the chicken tikka masala in Part B. Deseed and finely chop green chilies. Put tomatoes, tomato paste and tomato puree in a pot or pan and add approximately 4-1/4 cups of water.

4. Add ginger and garlic paste, green chilies, red chili powder, cloves, cardamoms, and salt. Cook over low heat until reduced to a thick sauce. Strain through a strainer and bring to a boil. Add butter and cream. Stir.

5. If the sauce tastes sour, add sugar to taste. Add fenugreek and ginger juliennes, stir. Add roasted chicken pieces to the sauce. Garnish the dish with chopped green coriander. Serve with rice or Naan (a kind of flat bread prepared in tandoor oven)

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About the Author: Nitin Kumar

Nitin Kumar is a native Hindi speaker from New Delhi, India. His education qualification include Masters in Robotics and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Currently, he is working in the Research and Development in Robotics in Germany. He is avid language learner with varied level of proficiency in English, German, Spanish, and Japanese. He wish to learn French one day. His passion for languages motivated him to share his mother tongue, Hindi, and culture and traditions associated with its speakers. He has been working with Transparent Language since 2010 and has written over 430 blogs on various topics on Hindi language and India, its culture and traditions. He is also the Administrator for Hindi Facebook page which has a community of over 330,000 members.


  1. ankit sharma:

    nice article would love to read more of your posts

  2. Chowringhee:

    Good recipe with nice presentation.Delicious and wonderful looking very nice and yummy..