How to make chicken tikka masala

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Chicken tikka masala is a dish of chunks of marinated chicken roasted in a yogurt-based sauce with tomato, onion, ginger, garlic, chili peppers and traditionally spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, cumin and turmeric. This dish is generally served with basmati rice and naan bread or roti.

chicken tikka masala

It’s chicken tikka masala time!

This dish is a staple in Indian cuisine. It’s not the easiest recipe, but it has a lot of flavor and is well worth the effort.

Things you will need to cook chicken tikka masala:

  • Marinade: 1/2 cup plain yogurt,
  • 3 cloves garlic,
  • 1 inch ginger root paste (or grated fresh),
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves,
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander,
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste;
  • Sauce: 4 tablespoons vegetable oil (canola or olive)
  • 2 large tomatoes,
  • one onion finely chopped (about 6 ounces),
  • 3 small green chilies (fresh)

How to cook chicken tikka masala

  1. Marinate chicken in yogurt, garlic, and ginger
  2. Roast the chicken on a grill or stovetop for 10-15 minutes
  3. Chop tomatoes and onions
  4. In a large pan, heat vegetable oil over medium heat then add chopped onion and green chilies; sauté until browned
  5. Add tomato to the pan with salt and sugar (if desired) to taste; cook for about 8-10 minutes until tomatoes have softened slightly but still hold their shape
  6. Add roasted chicken pieces and stir well to combine all the ingredients together before serving with rice or naan bread.

Chicken tikka masala is a staple in Indian cuisine and it’s not the easiest recipe to make, but with these steps you should have no problem. If this dish sounds delicious, then be sure to give our chicken tikka masala cooking instructions a try! You won’t regret it! Let us know how your experience went by commenting on this post below or emailing us

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