Chicken Tikka Masala

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Feb. 25, 2011


Boneless chicken breasts 4 , cubed
Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
Salt 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Pepper 2 Teaspoon
Onion 1 , quartered
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
Fresh root ginger 2 Inch , peeled
Natural yogurt 12 Ounce (375 Gram)
Chopped parsley 2 Tablespoon (For Garnish)
For masala
Ghee/Butter 3 Ounce (75 Gram)
Onion 1 , finely sliced
Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm) , finley sliced
Turmeric 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Chili powder 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
Cardamom pod 20 , seeds taken, husk discarded
Ground coriander 1 Teaspoon
Aniseed 2 Teaspoon


Place the chicken in a bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Coat the chicken, then cover and set aside.

Place the onion, garlic and ginger in a food processor or blender and chop finely.

Add the yogurt and strain in the lemon juice from the chicken.

Puree, then pour over the chicken.

Cover and put in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

Remove the chicken pieces, reserving the marinade.

Thread the chicken cubes on to kebab skewers and place them under a preheated grill.

Grill as slowly as possible for 6-8 minutes until just cooked through.

Remove the chicken from the skewers.

Meanwhile, make the masala.

Melt the ghee or butter in a wok, add the onion and garlic and fry for 4-5 minutes until soft.

Sprinkle on the turmeric, chilli powder and cinnamon, stir well and fry for 1 minute.

Add the cardamom, coriander and aniseed and stir-fry for 2 minutes, then add the reserved yogurt marinade.

Mix well and bring to the boil.

Add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes.

Garnish with the chopped parsley and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Bit Difficult
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 502Calories from Fat 241

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g41.5%

Saturated Fat 15 g75%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 930 mg38.75%

Total Carbohydrates 20 g6.7%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 45 g90%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet