Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 389.9
  • Total Fat: 19.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 109.7 mg
  • Sodium: 366.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.2 g
  • Protein: 42.3 g

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A traditional and very popular Indian chicken dish which is bursting full of flavor and color. A traditional and very popular Indian chicken dish which is bursting full of flavor and color.
Number of Servings: 4


    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 chili
    1 tsp garam masala
    2 tbsp tomato puree
    Salt to taste
    Coriander to garnish


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 chili and stir. Add the remaining ingredients. Add the tomato and tomato puree 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 .

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  • Incredible!
    49 of 49 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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  • 24 of 28 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)
    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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  • 20 of 28 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!
    19 of 20 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!
    18 of 19 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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