Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

Vibrant, delicious Chicken Tikka Masala exactly the way a takeaway makes it! Recipe supplied by Best Spice, Wells Road, Totterdown.


  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp jeera
  • 1 tsp mango powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • Juice of one lime
  • 10 tsp good thick yoghurt
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 lb chicken, diced
  • 5 to 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Chicken stock or water
  • Oil


  1. Grind the spices and mix with yoghurt to make the marinade.
  2. Marinade chicken in fridge for 24 hours.
  3. Heat the oil in frying pan or wok until very hot.
  4. Stir fry chicken vigorously for about 5 mins. Take out chicken and keep warm.
  5. Fry the onion and garlic until just browning and return chicken with any remaining marinade, plus the stock, plus more spices if you think the sauce needs it – an extra tsp of cumin and coriander may ‘lift’ it a little.
  6. Simmer until the chicken is cooked and the sauce is nice and thick. Serve.
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