Chicken Tikka Masala Curry


  • 5/6 tbsps                  olive or sunflower oil
  • 1                               large onion, peeled and diced
  • 4                               fresh green chillies chopped
  •                                 1″ piece of ginger, peeled
  • 5                               garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • ½ tsp                        cayenne powder
  • 1½ tsps                    turmeric
  •                                  salt to taste (start with ½  tsp)
  • 2 tsps                       garam masala
  • 2 tsps                       curry powder
  • 1 tbsp                       soft brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp                       tomato puree
  • 4 fl oz                       yoghurt
  • 2 tbsps                     lemon juice
  • 400g                         tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 kg                          chicken breast/ thigh cubed
  • 4/6 tbsps                  natural yoghurt
  •   1                             handful of fresh coriander leaves, chopped


1.  Heat 4 tablespoons of oil in a pan. Add the diced onion and fry in the oil till brown then add the ginger garlic and the chopped chillies, cook for 5/6 minutes to soften and lightly fry.

2.  Add the cayenne powder, curry powder, turmeric, garam masala, salt and sugar and cook for 2/3 minutes. Next, add the tomato puree and chopped tomatoes to the pan and allow them to cook for a further few minutes stirring and mashing up the tomatoes till it becomes like a paste or add the mixture to a food processer to blend.

3.  Add 2 tablespoons of fresh oil into a clean pan and fry the chicken pieces until browned. Pour in the blended sauce, stir well and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Add the lemon juice cook for a further 15 minutes

4.  Stir in the yoghurt to the chicken curry along with half the chopped coriander. Serve with rice and garnish with the remaining coriander.

Servings: 6

Recipe Tips

for extra sauce I sometimes add a cup of water and ½ tsp of cornflour when I add the tinned tomatoes.



Filed under India/Pakistan, Meat

6 responses to “Chicken Tikka Masala Curry

  1. Rozzici

    Thank you. This is a regular dish in our household. 🙂

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  4. This one is a bit better then, but still high, personally think its better to make your own sauce and save syns for chocolate lol!

  5. Hi boxdinner. I don’t really understand what you mean. As you can see i have made my own sauce.

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