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With Sahni's recipe you're only 45 minutes away from an outstanding chicken tikka masala that is fresher, healthier, cheaper, and tastier than anything you can order. And by preparing it at home, you get the added bonus of a kitchen suffused with intoxicating aromas. If you prefer a spicier version of chicken tikka masala, Sahni recommends swapping out some or all of the paprika for cayenne.

Loaded Veggie Tikka Masala

Out of all the recipes on my blog (and there’s something like 300 of them!), this is definitely the recipe that I have tested the longest and the most amount of times. Actually, I first started making tikka masala recipes from cookbooks that I have and from some of my favorite bloggers. I took the elements that I loved most from each of those recipes and made it into my own veggie packed recipe.

Chicken Tikka Masala Meal Prep

Making this for dinner tonight and my kitchen smells amazing!! Doubled the recipe but put only half the chili powder and it’s still pretty spicy, but then again I guess it all depends on what kind of chili powder you’re using. Should have started very small. Subbed yogurt for the heavy cream and may still add a little half and half to tone down the spice. 


Indian Food hasn’t had it’s due on this blog to date which is a shame because it is one of our FAVORITE variety of foods we love to cook together in the kitchen. This Chicken Tikka Masala is the beginning of a new series of Indian recipes I’ll be posting on the blog and is the product of a few weekends spent learning from a family friend’s Indian grandmother about all the flavors, feelings, tips and tricks that go into delicious Indian recipes.

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Chicken Tikka Masala

The BEST part about this recipe is that you may already have these ingredients in your kitchen. If not, they are so easy to find in any grocery store, you won’t need to go searching high and low to find them! Authentic Chicken Tikka Masala is usually made with yogurt marinated chicken, skewered and chargrilled for incredible bbq flavours. For the sake of making this recipe much easier for us to make at home, we are using a skillet or pot to cook it all in, while still keeping those amazing flavours.

What follows is a beginner’s cheat sheet to the dishes you’ll most likely encounter at your neighborhood Indian spot. True, there are ingredient commonalities: the spices used are typically a combination of turmeric, black pepper, chilies, cardamom, cloves, and the like. There is usually onion involved, sometimes tomato, and if there’s a sauce, it’s likely thickened with yogurt or cream (or both). But then it veers off into delicious tangents.


Masalai: the term generally referred to paste of mixed spices used for cooking, which originated from a root word Masi.
 Masalai of Tamil later transformed as Masala, when the word travelled throughout India in to other languages.
 Though the term Masala initially referred as a term to denote 'wet paste of Spices', it became a common term for dry powdered spices too later.
( Masi (மசி) – from which the English word ‘Mash’ originated).

At Masala Wok, we’re devoted to exploring the wonders of both Asian and Indian cuisines and making it accessible to all. Since 2003, we’ve been serving up a variety of traditional Indian food and Asian food plates crafted with fresh, authentic ingredients, and flavored to perfection. Whether you’re craving mild or spicy, sweet or savory, light or heavy, vegetarian or loaded with meat, our menu has it all. There’s no need to worry about pleasing everyone—we’ve got a menu of flavor to satisfy all tastes.