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Chicken Tikka Masala

Preparation and Cooking Time: 80 minutes
Serves: 4


This is an easy recipe for the famous Chicken Tikka Masala which mainly consists of roasted chicken chunks marinated in yogurt and served in a spicy sauce. If you’re looking for an unusual meal to impress your guests this recipe is surely ideal.

You will need:

Lamb Brand Cashew Nuts 50g, crushed

Lamb Brand Garlic Powder 1tbsp

Lamb Brand Ground Cumin 1tsp

Lamb Brand Paprika 1tsp

Lamb Brand Table Salt ½tsp

Prime Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts 4 (approx 1kg)

Natural Yoghurt 500ml

Fresh Lemon juice 1 lemon

Fresh Ground Ginger 1tbsp

Chilli paste ½tsp

For sauce:

Lamb Brand Garlic Powder 1tbsp

Lamb Brand Ground Coriander 1tsp

Lamb Brand Paprika 1tsp

Lamb Brand Table Salt ½tsp

Lamb Brand Chili Flakes ?tsp (optional)

Tomato Passata 400ml

Fresh Cream 200ml

Olive Oil 2 tbsp

Garam Masala 1tsp

Fresh Ground Ginger 1tbsp

For serving:

Lamb Brand Basmati Rice 400g

Lamb Brand Golden Raisins 15g

Lamb Brand Currants 15g

Lamb Brand Blanched Almonds 10g, roasted

Lamb Brand Coconut 10g

All you have to do is:

Cut the chicken breasts into bite-size pieces and place in a large bowl, add yoghurt, lemon juice, all spices and cashew nuts, mix well, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.

Transfer the chicken breasts in a dish and bake in a preheated oven at 200°C for at least 5 minutes or until juices run clear. Let cool.

For the Sauce:

For the sauce, heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over medium high heat; add garlic and ginger and sauté for 1 minute or until lightly browned. Add tomato passata, fresh cream, garam masala, coriander, paprika, salt and chilli; simmer on low heat until sauce thickens, about 20 minutes. Add chicken and simmer for another 8-10 minutes.

In the meantime prepare rice as per packet instructions.  When done serve rice with chicken tikka masala and stir in raisins, currants, almonds and coconuts.