Chicken tikka masala

Chicken tikka masala

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 50 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 10

This takeaway favourite is freezer-friendly and quick to reheat, giving you the chance to get ahead and save money

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
345
protein
31g
carbs
13g
fat
19g
saturates
8g
fibre
3g
sugar
10g
salt
1.04g

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 25g butter
  • 4 onions, roughly chopped
  • 6 tbsp chicken tikka masala paste (use shop-bought or make your own - see recipe, below)
  • 2 red peppers, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2½ cm cubes
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2-3 tbsp mango chutney
  • 150ml double cream
  • 150ml natural yogurt
  • chopped coriander leaves, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat the oil and butter in a large, lidded casserole on the hob, then add the onions and a pinch of salt. Cook for 15-20 mins until soft and golden. Add the paste and peppers, then cook for 5 mins more to cook out the rawness of the spices.
  2. Add the chicken and stir well to coat in the paste. Cook for 2 mins, then tip in the tomatoes, purée and 200ml water. Cover with a lid and gently simmer for 15 mins, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through.
  3. Remove the lid, stir through the mango chutney, cream and yogurt, then gently warm through. Season, then set aside whatever you want to freeze (see tips, below). Scatter the rest with coriander leaves and serve with basmati rice and naan bread.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2009

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melanie68's picture
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my 10yr old daughter made this dish for tea and it was delicious! it was easy to follow not to spicy just right for younger family members to enjoy!

special_k's picture
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forgot to give it the stars

special_k's picture
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We love our curries so we like to make our own as taste better & this one is lovely! I like a bit heat in mine & this was perfect. The paste is easy to make too & would rather do this than buy a jar of paste.

lawnor's picture
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I made my own paste. Perhaps I should have bought some instead as this has no flavour to it. The sauce is watery too. Overall its not very pleseant and I have boxes of this stuff clogging up my freezer and I'm not keep on eating any more of it.

toriahughes's picture
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Very nice! All my family loved this and it freezes really well and tastes just as good when reheated. Will be making this again. I followed the recipe exactly and made my own paste. Yum yum!

jincyj's picture
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This came about excellent! since I been grew up in India, I will add some more spices though. Anyway it tasted superb!

tahseen01's picture
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Needs more spice. Less Cans of tomatoe, Possibly more curry paste as well.

tahseen01's picture
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Very watery, Not enough taste, i.e. very bland. Hopefully next time i'll make my own masala paste and should taste better. Needs a bit more spice

blanark's picture
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This is by far the tastiest sausage casserole I've ever had (and the only one that hasn't included a jar...).

I probably overdid the veg (my swede was rather large and I added half a pepper), and maybe there is too much stock in the recipe as I actually took some of the sauce out to reduce in a separate pan, but it was worth it! And so simple!

beginnersue's picture
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I made this twice now and freezes very well. I followed kitkat's advice and doubled the paste quantity to get 6 tablespoons and it tasted better than ever, thanks! :-)

alwaysmel's picture
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Great taste and easy to make, will definitely make this again!

wilkos's picture

gave this a whirl on saturday night and to be honest was well worth it as it goes.... was my first experience of cardamon pods...(zesty little fella,s ) Making the paste was enjoyable and followed the destructions to the letter....4 smiley faces in our gaff after. Did add a little curry powder mind you because did seem a little sparce on volume when i processed it up into paste... But all in all a "bang on recipe"

brearley's picture
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I made this for friends on new years eve. I used an extra two spoons of paste to give it more of a kick, and I would marinate the chicken overnight next time, but it was a roaring success. Everybody thought it had been delivered from the local Indian restaurant. Will be making this again without doubt.

dracula1's picture
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Was asked to make a curry for several people as a contribution to a hot buffet for a New Year's Eve party. Had never made a curry before and used this recipe. Curry was lovely and so easy to make. Will defintely make again (and again!)

erestaino's picture

This curry beats any other curry i have made.It's an absolute winner with all the family...yum yum yummy.

tara25's picture
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The sauce was lovely but the chicken did not absorb any of the flavours. The chicken deffinately needs marinating first, as they do in the Restaurants.

rdyson11's picture

Really easy recipe, with great results. My Uni house loved it!! Nom Nom Nom

maloybishop's picture

Really great! I had no space in the freezer and this recipe is easy to halve. Tasted magnificent and very very easy to make.

lauradfharrop's picture
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I cannot begin to tell you how delicious this recipe was, the tikka paste recipe, i used all of it and added 2 chilli's instead of one, i also found i had to add a bit more chilli powder towards the end to get some more heat into it, but i quite like it that way. Will definatley be making this again, a huge hit with all the family even the little ones!

milliemogg's picture
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I made this while I was waiting for the birth of my first daughter. She was 11 days late and I cooked up tons of food to freeze using the recipes on this site. It gave me something to do and meant we didn't have to do much cooking when we brought her home! This tikka masala was one of the best recipes I made and I still make it now. It is really easy to make, tastes delicious and freezes really well. We like to serve it with rice and chips - yum!

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