Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken Tikka Masala is loved as much in Britain as in India. Chef Kunal Kapur shares the recipe for this smoky and creamy dish in which chicken is marinated in yoghurt and spices. This Chicken Tikka Masala is a riot of tastes and flavours.
Chicken Tikka Masala

- Indian


- 1-2

Cooking Time

-1 Hour


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 10-15 Min


  • 600-gm leg boneless chicken
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 1/2 lime juice
  • 1 cup hung curd
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 100-gm butter
  • 1 black cardamom & 3 green cardamom
  • 1 bay leaf & 4 cloves
  • 2 onion chopped & 1/2 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder & 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp kasuri methi powder
  • 100 ml cream


  1. 1

    Marinate the chicken with salt, ginger-garlic paste, lime juice and leave it for 30 minutes.
  2. 2

    In a bowl, add hung curd and whisk it Add ginger-garlic paste, salt, lime juice and mix it In another bowl, add mustard oil, Kashmiri red chilli powder and mix it.
  3. 3

    Add the chilli mixture in the curd and mix it well Add the marinated chicken and mix it well Add the chicken in the skewer and grill it.
  4. 4

    In a heated pan, add oil, butter, black cardamom, bay leaf, green cardamom, cloves and roast it Add chopped onion and saute.
  5. 5

    Add chopped ginger, garlic and stir it Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, tomato puree and stir it.
  6. 6

    Add the roasted tikka and mix it well Add water and let it cook Add salt as per taste, sugar, butter, kasuri methi powder, cream and mix it.
  7. 7

    Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
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Chef Kunal Kapur is the much-loved travelling chef who has been cooking with chefs, homemakers and grandmothers, gathering ancient recipes on popular LF shows like Pickle Nation and Utsav: Thalis of India. Delving deep into India’s culinary philosophy, he presented Satvik cuisine to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Ms. Merkel. Check him out in action is some of LF’s most popular shows.

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