Gordon Ramsay's Tikka Masala

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I saw the famously foul-mouthed chef do this on a live TV cook-a-long. It’s an easy curry to prepare, and big on flavour.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large pan. Slice the onion and add to the pan. De-seed and chop the chilie, chop ginger and add to the pan. Crush the garlic and add to the pan; cook for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add chili powder, turmeric, garam masala and sugar; cook for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add tomato puree and tinned tomatoes; stir and cook for a few minutes.
  4. Transfer sauce to a food processor and blitz until smooth.
  5. Add 1 tbsp fresh oil into the pan in which you cooked the sauce and fry the chicken until lightly coloured. Pour the sauce back into the pan and add the curry leaves. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked.
  6. Stir in the yogurt (I swirl mine through it, rather than mix it in completely)with half of the chopped coriander and serve, garnishing with the remaining coriander.
Most Helpful

This has a very strong tomato taste to it. I was craving the Indian food of Britain, and this doesn't taste anything like what I was hoping for. It was still good, which is why it got 3 stars instead of 1, but it wasn't what I was craving.

moose_kristi October 10, 2010

This is really amazing! So easy to put together and the flavours are just fantastic. Do not omit the yoghurt at the end; it adds a nice creaminess to the dish. I used one seeded jalapeno pepper and the dish was quite hot (which is just fine by us, but the kids got some sandwiches instead :)) I did not have curry leaves but did not miss them. We will make this recipe again for sure. Served with basmati rice cooked in chicken broth with a bit of saffron threads. Thanks for sharing! Made for PRMR

Deantini May 05, 2010

Marvellous, made for just DH and I and I note that he has hogged the leftovers for HIS lunch, grrr!! I made it with prawns, adding them to the sauce and allowing to simmer gently until they were just cooked. An aromatic curry that complements rather than overwhelmed, I agree with Moor Driver that the sauce is divine all by itself! Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe, Noo, a new favourite!

Karen Elizabeth January 07, 2009