28 Nov 2021Go to recipeFood home
‘Tikka' means cube/chuck basically and ‘Chicken Tikka Masala’ as the name suggests is Chunky Chicken in a sauce/gravy. If you see a red Chicken Tikka, sorry to spoil it for you, but it most likely food colouring. The colour of this dish should be a light orange colour that comes through because we are using tomatoes and Kashmiri red chilli powder with some cream.
Marinating step of this recipe is important to give your chicken that extra boost of juicy tenderness. The lactic acid present in yoghurt keeps the meat juicy and tenderises it. It gives an overall better flavour and texture to the final dish.
While making the sauce/gravy, you can skip the sugar and just get that natural sweetness from the onions, tomatoes and cream. I like to add it to adjust to my taste but feel free to play around with it.
TIP: When crushing ginger and garlic for the marinade, crush 1tsp extra of each to add to the sauce later on. Also, once the curry is made, you can take the whole spices out. Yes, you DO NOT eat the whole spices