This Indian chicken tikka masala is an easy but flavorful version of everyone's favorite mild-medium curry! Serve with naan bread and mango chutney. Garnish with additional cilantro leaves.

Keri

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine tomatoes, yogurt, garlic, and ginger in a blender and process until smooth.

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  • Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and fry until soft, 3 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in curry paste and fry until fragrant, 1 minute more, stirring once or twice. Add the tomato mixture and chicken to the pan and mix together. Season with salt and pepper. Remove pan from heat.

  • Mix water and flour together in a bowl. Stir into the chicken mixture in the frying pan. Return pan to the heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until thickened, about 15 minutes more. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

252 calories; protein 26.2g 52% DV; carbohydrates 13.8g 5% DV; fat 10g 15% DV; cholesterol 65.5mg 22% DV; sodium 399.1mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2018
Very good. I added 1/2 cup of almonds ground in a mortar and pestle to thicken it a little more and add flavor. I read from a review of another Indian recipe that this is the traditional way to thicken in their recipes. I will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2018
Very good. I added 1/2 cup of almonds ground in a mortar and pestle to thicken it a little more and add flavor. I read from a review of another Indian recipe that this is the traditional way to thicken in their recipes. I will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2018
Very easy and fast to make...Loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2018
This was the first meal I made using this app. I love this app and I love this recipe. My husband doesn't like spicy so I reduced the spices and added turmeric. Turned out great. My husband loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2018
delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2018
I made it exactly like the recipe stated as it was the first time I had tried it. Very good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2019
We used homemade masala spices instead of masala paste. It was tasty but a bit thin. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2019
Excellent and easy to make! Added one more TBSP of Masala Curry Paste to suit my taste. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2019
The flavor profile is great here I used a homemade curry paste. I also prefer using ground almonds as a thickener. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2020
We love East Indian food. This recipe was OKAY but the sauce was not as rich "red" or flavorful as chicken tikka masala served at our local East Indian Restaurants. The sauce was thick but I think the restaurants we frequent probably use real butter clarified in a manner to form ghee. Next time I make it I will use ghee instead of cooking oil and will probably also use more spices. Read More