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Chicken tikka masala | How to make Chicken Tikka Masala Gravy

The chicken marinated and roasted on the stove mixed in all the spices with cashew nuts paste, cream, tomato sauce and red chilli sauce gives a wonderful taste. Serve the delicious chicken tikka masala recipe with pulka or naan or rice

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword chicken tikka, chicken tikka masala, chicken tikka masala recipe, chicktn tikka masala gravy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating time: 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


Ingredients for chicken tikka masala:

For marination:

  • Chicken-500 g boneless chicken
  • Curd-1 cup
  • Turmeric powder-1/4 spoon
  • Red chilli powder-1 spoon
  • Garam masala powder-1 spoon
  • salt-1 spoon
  • Ginger and garlic paste-1 spoon
  • Lemon juice-1 spoon
  • Ghee-1 spoon

For roasting chicken:

  • Oil-3 spoons

For masala gravy:

  • Cashew nuts-1 cup
  • Onions-2
  • Tomato-2
  • Oil-3 spoons
  • Bay leaf-1
  • Star anise-1
  • long pepper-2
  • Cloves-4
  • Cardamom-3
  • Green capsicum-1
  • Red capsicum-1
  • Ginger and garlic paste-1 spoon
  • Coriander powder-1 spoon
  • cumin powder-1 spoon
  • Red chilli powder-2 spoons
  • Tomato sauce-1 spoon
  • Red chilli sauce-1 spoon
  • Cream-1 cup
  • Coriander leaves-1 cup
  • water-1/2 glass

For garnish:

  • Cashew nuts - 7
  • Corinader leaves - 1 spring


Procedure for chicken tikka masala:

Marinating chicken:

  1. Wash boneless chicken pieces and drain the water. For marination take the cleaned chicken pieces into a bowl.

  2. Add curd to the bowl. The curd mixture sticks to the chicken and makes it tasty.

  3. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, salt, ginger and garlic paste, lemon juice mix well all the mixture.
  4. Add ghee to the chicken mixture and mix well.
  5. Close and marinate chicken for 30 minutes.

Roasting chicken on the stove:

  1. After completion of 30 minutes. Heat a pan over a medium flame add oil, place the well-coated chicken pieces.

  2. Close the lid and roast for 5 minutes, until it turns brownish.
  3. Slowly turn on another side without breaking chicken pieces. Close the lid and roast for 5 minutes.

  4. Once the chicken tikka is almost cooked. Take the tikka to a plate and set aside.
  5. Add remaining masala mixture to the same pan. Fry for a minute, switch off the fire and set this pan aside.

Preparing chicken tikka gravy:

Blending process:

  1. Take a blender jar add cashew nuts and blend them to smooth paste, set aside.
  2. Add one chopped onion to the blender jar make a fine paste and set aside.
  3. Add two chopped tomatoes to the blender jar, blend and set aside.

Gravy process:

  1. Heat a pan add 3 spoons of oil, bay leaf, star anise, long pepper, cloves and cardamom fry till they splutter
  2. Take an onion, green capsicum, red capsicum and cut them into the cube shape. Add cubed onions, green and red capsicums to the pan. Fry for a minute.
  3. Add onion paste, salt, ginger and garlic paste close the lid. Fry till the raw smell disappears.
  4. Pour tomato puree and mix well.
  5. Add coriander powder, cumin powder and a spoon of red chilli powder mix well.
  6. Add roasted chicken tikka, mix well.
  7. Add remaining fried masala mixture, mix well.
  8. Add cashew nut paste mix well.
  9. Add red chilli sauce, cream and tomato sauce mix.
  10. Add coriander leaves and mix.
  11. Add enough water to make a gravy.
  12. Add red chilli powder mix.
  13. Close the lid and cook for 5 minutes over low flame.
  14. Our chicken tikka masala gravy is ready. Switch off the fire take into a bowl.
  15. Garnish with cilantro, lemon, cashew nuts and serve with polka, rice, naan, paratha.