Chicken Tikka Masala

  • Chicken (Boneless): 3/4 kg
For Sauce/Gravy:
  • Onion: 1 big (finely chopped)
  • Cardamom: 4
  • Clove: 5
  • Cinnamon: 2 inches
  • Garlic Paste: 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger Paste: 1/2 tsp
  • Thick Cream: 1 cup or 100 gm
  • Tomato Puree: 1 Cup or 100 gm
  • Cashew Nut: 6-8
  • Coriander Powder: 2 tsp
  • Chilly Powder: 4 tsp
  • Kasturi Methi: 1/2 tsp
  • Olive Oil: 2 tbsp
  • Salt: to taste
Note: If you don’t have ready made tomato puree, grind 2 big tomatoes to make puree.

For Marinate:
  • Red Chilly Powder: 3 tsp
  • Garam Masala: 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric: Pinch
  • Pepper Powder: Pinch
  • Coriander Powder: 1 tsp
  • Cashew Nut: 2 tsp (crushed)
  • Yogurt/Curds: 3/4 cup
  • Coriander: 4 strings (finely chopped)
  • Ginger Paste: 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic Paste: 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon: 1/2
  • Salt: to taste
  • Olive Oil: 1tsp
 Note: Yogurt/curds should be thick & should not contain water.

  • Wooden or Metal Skewers (Sheek): 7-8
  • Wash & cut chicken into small pieces.
  • Squeeze out water from chicken.
For Marinate:
  • In a mixing bowl add all marinate ingredients mix well.
  • Taste it & adjust the seasoning.
  • Add chicken, mix well.
  • Refrigerate it for 2-4hrs (Preferably 4hrs).

Baking Chicken Tikka:

Note: If you are using wooden skewers soak it in water for 20min.
  • Into a skewer put chicken pieces. There should be a gap between each piece.
  • Repeat same to other skewers.
  • Cover the baking tray with double layer of aluminum foil to avoid the tray from oil stains.
  • Place the skewers on the tray.
Note: Skewers ends should be kept on the sides of the tray so that there should be gap between tray base & the chicken pieces.
  • Preheat the oven for 10min at maximum temperature.
  • Place the tray in oven.
  • After 15 min remove the tray, turn the chicken to other side & brush some oil on top. Put it back to oven near to top coil.
  • Let it cook for another 15 min or till it gets brown spots & dry.
  • Remove it to the plate & set aside.
  • At this stage this can also be served as chicken tikka. 
Note: Cooking time may vary from oven to oven, so keep looking in middle to avoid over cooking.
  • If you don’t have oven you can cook it on the non-stick griddle/ tava.
  • No need of skewers.
  • Place pieces on hot griddle.
  • Cook one side for 2-3 min before turning to other side.
  • Cook both sides till it’s cooked completely.
For Sauce/gravy:

  • Crush or powder cashew nuts & set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pan.
  • Add cardamom, clove & cinnamon, fry. (Ensure cardamom is crushed once to avoid it from exploding in the oil)
  • Add onion & 1/4 tsp salt, sauté till golden brown.
  • Add turmeric, ginger paste, garlic paste, chilly powder, coriander powder, cashew nut powder & 2tsp water, mix once.
  • Add tomato puree.
  • Cook till raw smell goes. Keep stirring in between.
  • Add water if required to adjust gravy consistency. 
  • Add salt.
  • Add kasturi methi, mix.
  • Add chicken tikka & cream, Mix well.
  • Adjust seasoning & turn of the heat.
  • Chicken tikka masala is ready to serve with naan, chapati or roti.
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Raksha said...

this is yummy, I love this

Arundhuti said...

Wow, an all time favourite. Love the rich gravy...:)

Julie said...

lovely colour of the gravy and rich chicken masala,looks tempting!!

Priya Suresh said...

Slurp, mouthwatering here, delicious and irresistible chicken tikka masala..

Binys Recipes said...

madhura dats very creamy and love the richness.....great going

Swathi said...

chicken tikka masala looks awesome delicious.

Lavanya Selvaraj said...

Looks creamy and delicious.


Reshmi Mahesh said...

Thick and flavorful recipe....yummy

divya said...

Wow looks delicious and very tempting.

Kurinji said...

hmmm delicious and tempting masala.

Anonymous said...

hmmmmmmmmmmm mouthwatering recipe really nice, today itself i ll try this.......

Nandinis food said...

Wow! It looks so appetizing! I just can't help drooling!

Suja Manoj said...

Looks awesome..makes me hungry..tempting clicks dear.

lubnakarim06 said...

That creamy gravy sounds tempting...i had it sterday and u r pic is making me hungry all over again...yum....

Hamaree Rasoi said...

this chicken tikka masala looks extremely tasty.
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Treat and Trick said...

Very different from the usual ones, looks mouthwatering!

Prathima Rao said...

This is such a delicious gravy!!! Finger licking good :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Angie's Recipes said...

The gravy looks scrumptious!

a girl's diary said...

it looks delicious!! Must try this one :)

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