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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 370.2
  • Total Fat: 16.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 102.7 mg
  • Sodium: 386.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.2 g
  • Protein: 43.0 g

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Chicken Tikka Masala

Submitted by: PSDAHRI
Chicken Tikka Masala

Introduction

A traditional and very popular Indian chicken dish which is bursting full of flavour and colour A traditional and very popular Indian chicken dish which is bursting full of flavour and colour
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    • 3 Chicken breasts diced small
    • 4 Tbsp olive oil
    • 5 cardamom pods
    • 2 onions chopped finely
    • 2 tsp fresh ginger finely chopped
    • 2 tsp garlic, chopped
    • 1 tsp cumin powder
    • 1 tsp coriander powder
    • 1 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1 Tbsp chilli
    • 1 tsp garam masala
    • 2 tbsp tomato puree
    • Salt to taste
    • Coriander to garnish

Directions

Put the oil into a pan over a medium heat. When hot, add the cardamom pods. Add the onions and cook while stirring, until brown. Add the spices , garlic, cumin, coriander, turmeric, garam masala and chilli and stir. Add the remaining ingredients. Add the tomato and tomato purée and stir until thoroughly combined. Pour in the water and bring to a gentle simmer, stirring constantly. Taste the sauce and season with salt.
Add the chicken cubes and mix well into the masala. Simmer for 10-12 minutes, until the chicken is cooked and tender. Garnish and serve .


Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PSDAHRI.






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  • Incredible!
    42 of 42 people found this review helpful
    This is the umpteeth time I have used this recipe, and while the tomatoes and water are not listed in the ingredients, I've always just added a couple 14 oz cans of diced tomatoes and a cup of water. Works out great. My husband is from Kerala, and he agrees this one is a keeper.
    - 9/13/08

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  • 23 of 25 people found this review helpful
    I'd love to try this. Not sure what garam masala is, or where to find it. Other than that, I'm all set to make it though... :/ - 8/30/08

    Reply from PSDAHRI (12/5/08)
    Hello,
    Sorry to reply so late.. Garam Masala is a blend of spices you can get from Indian Shops or from Sainsbury or Asda.
    You need:
    Coriander seeds, cummin seeds, few cloves, cardamon, cinammun stick
    The bulk is Coriander seeds, and quarter of that is cummin seeds, rest is only small qty. Grind


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  • 19 of 25 people found this review helpful
    I substituted tofu for chicken, added some water, half a packet of splenda, and 2 Tbsp sour cream, a little bit of salt and some red pepper flakes to make it more like the way I get it at the restaurant. It was amazing! Thank you so much!! - 2/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious! I didn't have any Garam Masala, so I used curry seasoning which I think still made the dish taste scrumptious! You definitely didn't need the 4 Tbsp of oil, but I did have to guess on the water... Will definitely make again! - 6/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Regarding missing items = I just added a 27 oz can of diced tomatos and no water. Very good! - 7/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    This was very very good! We both enjoyed the different spices (and therefore minimal need of salt, though we did use more than a dash). I also used 1 t. dried chillis (perfect heat, maybe too much for most), 2/3 c. water, 1.5 diced tomotoes (no paste or canned tomatoes), and served over brown rice - 5/23/07

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  • Very Good
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Even without the amount of tomato & liquid it turned out great for me. I used 2 large fresh tomatoes finely chopped, I cup of tomato sauce & 1 cup of fat free chicken stock. I like mine spicy, so, I also added 1 finely diced Habanero pepper.
    I serve it over Basmati rice, and 1/4 cup of raisins. - 6/25/09

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  • Very Good
    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I used Paneer instead of the chicken and thought that was yummY! I think next time I am going to try this with Tofu to cut the fat. I also only used 2 tbsp of Oil. Thanks for sharing! - 2/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I make this dish all the time. You can get curry leaves in the indian store. Add them while you are frying the onions. Also add some parsly/ coriander-gives excellent flavor to the dish. - 11/10/07

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  • 8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I am so glad to see Indian food on here I am cajun and my husband is Indian and we love cooking this and biryani. Make sure you cook the onion well in the oil with the garlic and other spices it really brings a flavor lime juice works wonders too. Should try the pav bhaji too it is delicious. - 3/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    fantastic! We used less oil and had great results. Kids loved it I loved it , my wife loved it. Try it -- you will too!!! - 10/29/07

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  • Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    The recipe ingredients did not list the tomato or the water, so I had to guess what kind and how much tomato as well as how much water. I ended up adding Greek yogurt and some agave nectar to approximate what I was used to from the restaurant. In the end, it was delicious. - 4/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This is an excellent dish. I am just getting into Indian food and have loved everything I have tried. I didn't make this exactly as it called for-I added diced tomatoes instead of paste and no extra water. It was so yummy. I served it over jasmine rice. - 2/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I just made this for dinner and it was great! We have another, very much less healthy, recipe for this that takes two days (marinating in yogurt, etc.). While the other one has a bit more flavor, this one is so much easier and faster to prepare. I'll definitely make this one again. - 7/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Makes just enough sauce to serve on rice. An authentic taste! I just add a 28 oz can of diced tomatoes, and no water. - 2/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is excellent, authentic, and quality.
    I used 1t dried chili (plenty hot! probably too hot for many), 2/3c water, small can tomatoes, and just a dash of sea salt. I served with cauli-rice.
    Thank you Pami. If this recipe is half as anti-inflammatory as I expect it to be, I am in your debt. - 4/23/07

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I doubled the tomato paste and the cumin powder, added 4 cups of water, and made the recipe into more of a curry. Excellent flavor. Excellent recipe. - 7/21/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I am a big fan of Indian cuisine and this particular dish is awesome! It has a nice blend of spice and smoothness. Be daring and try something different and try this dish. You won't be sorry. - 6/13/07

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Excellent recipe!
    If you can't find cardamon pods ( 5 pods = 3/4 tsp ground cardamon approximately).
    If you can't find garam marsala (and don't want to mix and grind your own version)....use "Maya's Makeover" version of this recipe that is also in sparkrecipes. - 5/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    One of the doctor's I work with is from India and gave me some fresh garam masala, so I am always looking for recipes. So far all have been delicious! Since I am vegetarian, I am trading the chicken for Seitan and making a paste of the spices and oil, and sauteeing it first to absorb the flavors. - 9/26/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Real tomatoes work better. - 9/16/09

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  • 4 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE this dish and can't wait to try it. My boyfriend is Indian and when I come across to Indian recipes I always ask if the ingredients listed would work bc I know sometime recipes are geared towards the mass majority rather than true to its roots. This one seems to be a winner so I will make it. - 12/2/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I was needing a nice Indian recipe to prepare for my neighbors. They loved it. Guess that makes it a winner. - 11/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very Delicious!! Thank you for the good recipe. Everyone loved it and I will make it again soon! It's inspired me to do a lot more Indian cooking from scratch. thanks! - 1/4/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Made this with my son. Outstanding! I thought I had Cardamom but found I didn't but it still was great. Also substituted curry for the Garam masala, which I also mistakenly thought I had. Didn't miss it a bit! Am sure with the added ingredients it will be even better! - 3/25/10

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