Chicken Tikka Masala

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by pammyowl

The English have an obsession with curries. This recipe is one of Britain's favorites. Quick and easy, adjust the chili powder to suit your own heat level! From A very creamy dish. For Zaar World Tour 8

Top Review by Mia in Germany

Wonderful chicken tikka!! I followed the recipe to the letter except for the fresh cilantro - it was dried, no fresh available - and the lime zest. Had to use lemon zest instead, but don't think it was a big change. This is utterly yummy and so easy to make! Thanks for sharing this great new keeper :)
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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large stainless steel bowl place the chicken with ginger, garlic, salt, pepperchopped coriander, lime juice and zest with 1 tbsp of the oil. Stir then cover with a clean cloth, leave to one side for 30 minutes.
  2. After 30 mins, heat one tbsp of the oil in a large frying pan or wok add the chicken and cook for 8 -10 minutes until browned all over.
  3. Remove the chicken from the pan and put to one side. In the same pan heat the remaining oil and gently cook the onion and chili powder for 5 minutes. Add the turmeric and ground cumin, stir and cook for another minute.
  4. Stir in the cream and gently simmer for 5 minutes. Add the chicken and simmer for another 5 minutes. Add the tomato puree, stir then add the lemon juice. Cook for one minute more then serve garnished with fresh coriander. Boiled rice, warm naan bread or chapatis are delicious served alongside.

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