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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kirsty2905's picture
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Made this dish in my slow cooker over night, browned off chicken first then put all ingredients in pot. It was perfectly spiced for my taste but not enough for hubby, added cayenne pepper to his when dishing up.

nicnicj's picture

Ive just made this but its very runny, can someone suggest something to thicken it up?

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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This was very easy to make and liked by all. This is one to add to my curry repertoire! I'm going to try the Chicken Jalfrezi recipe on this site next.

cookingwithmama's picture
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I followed this recipe exactly and the result was delicious!! Easy and tasty - my type of cooking. Will make again and again...

mrsnoonoo's picture
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THis was really tasty. Followed the recipe for making your own paste. There was no heat to curry but that wasn't a problem - if you like it hotter add some more chilli. I will be making this again and again. Also cooked mango naan bread with it.

jinjerine's picture
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Definately would have been a 5 star, but I made my own paste as suggested which was lovely but not spicey enough. I tasted the curry before I added the chutney, cream and yoghurt. At this point it was very bland, I added 1 tsp chlli powder and 1/2 - 1 tsp of all the other spices listed. This made it with a kick but not too hot. Once I'd added the chutney, yogurt and cream it was then amazing Tasted quite similar to my local takeaway but felt more healthier!
I think next time I will add only 1 tin of tomatoes and perhap less water.

janste90's picture

Made this for a family get together. Went down well but next time I would add more spice!

elizabethedwards's picture
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I too made this as soon as I got my subscription Mag through, and it was like the real thing!

Very yummy curry packed full of flavour! Will be making regularly, including making my own paste - it tasted spicy but not too hot! Thanks GF!

melanieday's picture

Made this as soon as I read it and have been waiting to put my excellent comments and feedback on this site.

The curry looked, smelled and tasted just like a Indian restaurant curry. It was really quick and easy to make and great to freeze as suggested.

The curry paste that I made didnt look like it would be enough for the recipie (especially when compared to 6 tbsp of balti paste) but it was jam packed with flavour.

Cant wait to make again

scheung's picture
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Really simple recipe, with a very tasty result. Really yummy, will make this one again.

Linnyma's picture
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Great dish! Really tasty and easy to make. Was going to freeze half but more family arrived for dinner, there was plenty for 10. Lovely served with rice and a small crispy salad dressed with lemon juice.

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