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Healthier and Tastier Tikka Masala

Rated as 3.33 out of 5 Stars

"Eat tikka masala without the guilt and the food hangover! Great for a leftover chicken and quick meals. Serve on basmati rice with some naan."
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48 m servings 237
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir jalapeno pepper and garlic until garlic is lightly cooked, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Mix salt, cumin, black pepper, cardamom, coriander, cinnamon, paprika, cloves, and nutmeg together in a bowl; stir into jalapeno pepper mixture until evenly coated. Stir in tomato sauce and tomato paste; lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Pour milk into tomato mixture and stir in chicken; cook until chicken is heated through, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle cilantro over chicken mixture.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • For unhealthy version, add heavy cream instead of milk.
  • If your cardamom is seeds or your coriander are pods, lightly grind them up and put them into a tea ball.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 237 calories; 9.4 15.6 24 57 1697 Full nutrition

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I definitely recommend coconut milk and Kashmiri chile powder instead of jalapeno. This way there is more of a blended flavor and not chunks of jalapeno which I find annoying in many recipes no...

Very good! I used light coconut milk in place of the regular. Even the kids liked this. I recently made a 'regular' version of this for the first time, which we all loved, but this was great for...