Can’t resist a chicken curry but are trying to cut down calories. Then forget takeaways and start making your curries at home. This deliciously rich Chicken Tikka Masala with Homemade Curry is easy to make, and it’s tastier than takeout, too!
To bring flavor and warmth to this recipe, we used a simplified version of the famous Indian spice mix, Garam Masala. It can be used as a base in many Indian dishes, like curry, roasted veggies, soups, stews, rice, and samosas.
Chicken Tikka Masala with Homemade Curry Paste Recipe
Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 30 min | Serves: 3
+ 1 onion, quartered
+ 3 garlic cloves
+ 1 tbsp fresh ginger, peeled
+ 2 tsp garam masala (homemade recipe here)
+ 1 tsp ground cumin seeds
+ 1 tsp ground turmeric
+ 1/2 tsp ground coriander seeds
+ 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
+ 1/2 tsp sea salt
+ 2 tbsp olive oil
+ zest of 1 lemon
Chicken Tikka Masala
+ 1 pound (450 gr) boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
+ 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
+ 3/4 cup water or homemade vegetable stock
+ 1/4 cup coconut milk
+ 2 tbsp tomato paste
+ fresh cilantro
+ cooked rice
To make the curry paste: Add all the ingredients to a food processor and mix until a paste forms.
To make the chicken: In a large bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the curry paste, the chicken and the yogurt, and let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes or refrigerate overnight.
In a large skillet, heat remaining curry paste on medium heat for about 1 minute. Stir in chicken, water, coconut milk, and tomato paste. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 15-20 minutes.
Remove the lid and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 10 more minutes, until the sauce reduces and thickens slightly.
Garnish with cilantro and serve the chicken over rice. Enjoy!
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