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Chicken Tikka Masala

An easy chicken recipe marinated with abundant flavor and cooked in a delicious and spicy tomato gravy. You'd enjoy this with roti, paratha or even with rice.



Chicken breasts 3 pcs

Plain yogurt 150 gm

Red chilli powder 1 tsp

Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

Garam masala powder 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Ginger paste 1 tsp

Garlic paste 1 tsp

Mustard oil 2 tbsp


Cumin seeds 1 tsp

Onion sliced 1 cup

Cinnamon sticks 2 pcs

Bay leaf 1

Cloves 3 pcs

Cardamom 3 pcs

Red chilli powder 1 tsp

Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder 1 tsp

Tomato puree 1 tbsp

Garlic paste 1 tsp

Ginger paste 1 tsp

Tomato diced 4 pcs / 1 cup

Water as required to form gravy

Salt to taste

Cream 100 ml

Corainder leaves 1/8 cup

Ghee /Clarified butter 2 tbsp

Cooking Directions

  • Wash and pat dry the chicken breasts using a towel. Cut them into bite size portions.

  • Transfer the chicken breasts onto a large bowl, add plain yogurt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, ginger paste, garlic paste, mustard oil and salt to taste. Stir and mix everything well. Marinate the mixture for 1-2 hours.

  • Grease a baking pan with butter and add the chicken breasts. Bake in the oven for 20-25 mins at 200°C - 395°F until the chicken is cooked through and tender.

  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, add cumin seeds and sliced onions. Saute for couple minutes until the onions are translucent.

  • Add raw garam masala: cinammon sticks, bay leaf, cloves and cardamom. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder. Stir and saute for couple minutes, add water as required to saute.

  • Add tomato puree, garlic paste, ginger paste and diced tomatoes. Stir and mix everything well. Add water as required to form gravy.

  • Season with salt, cover and cook for 10 mins over medium heat. Stir occasionally.

  • Once the gravy is reached desired consistency, add the chicken breasts and cream, stir and mix everything.

  • Add 2 tbsp of ghee (optional)

  • Garnish with coriander leaves and remove from heat.

Serve hot alongside roti / paratha or white rice. Enjoy!



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