Chicken tikka masala

Simply delicious. This British take on Indian cuisine is perfectly piquant and rounded out by the mild creaminess of the yogurt.


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 25 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 276 / Protein 22g / Carbohydr. 10g / Fat 16g

Ingredients (4 servings)

2chicken breasts
250 gtomato
200 gyogurt (plain)
200 gcrème fraîche
100 gonion
0.5 bunchmint
0.5 bunchcilantro
1bell pepper (red)
0.5 tspcoriander seed
1 tspcumin
0.5 tspcayenne pepper
2 tspturmeric
1 tbspginger garlic paste
1 tbspgaram masala
150 mlwater
vegetable oil for frying


baking sheet, oven, hand blender, mortar and pestle, small saucepan, parchment paper, resealable freezer bag, cutting board, knife, small bowl

Wine Tip

Chenin Blanc
A semi-dry Chenic Blanc from the Loire region offers the palate an aromatic complexity as diverse as the spices of Indian cuisine. A bouquet of flowers and ripe stone fruits offer a perfect counterweight to the sharpness of the dish.

Step 1

Chicken tikka masala

Finely dice onion and chili. Finely chop mint and cilantro. Cut chicken, tomato, and bell pepper into bite-sized cubes.

cutting board, knife

100 g onion / 1 chili / 0.5 bunch mint / 0.5 bunch cilantro / 2 chicken breasts / 250 g tomato / 1 bell pepper

Step 2

Chicken tikka masala

With a mortar and pestle, finely grind coriander seed, cumin, cayenne pepper, and half of the turmeric.

mortar and pestle

0.5 tsp coriander seed / 1 tsp cumin / 0.5 tsp cayenne pepper / 1 tsp turmeric

Step 3

Chicken tikka masala

In a small bowl, fold spice mixture into yogurt. Place chicken pieces in freezer bag and add spiced yogurt. Mix well and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 min. or ideally for a few hours.

resealable freezer bag, small bowl

200 g yogurt

Step 4

Chicken tikka masala

Preheat oven to 180°C/355°F. Transfer marinated chicken to a lined baking sheet and bake in oven for approx. 25 – 30 min.

baking sheet, oven, parchment paper

Step 5

Chicken tikka masala

In a small saucepan, sauté onion in some vegetable oil over medium heat for approx. 5 – 7 min. until golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste as well as diced chili, bell pepper, and tomatoes and continue to sauté for approx. 4 – 5 min. Season with remaining turmeric, garam masala, salt, and pepper and allow to cook for approx. 15 min.

small saucepan

1 tbsp ginger garlic paste / 1 tbsp garam masala / salt / pepper / vegetable oil for frying

Step 6

Chicken tikka masala

Add crème fraîche and water to pan and stir thoroughly to incorporate.

200 g crème fraîche / 150 ml water

Step 7

Chicken tikka masala

Using a hand blender, puree sauce until smooth.

hand blender

Step 8

Chicken tikka masala

Add cooked chicken to pan and stir well. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Fold in chopped mint and cilantro, reserving some for garnish. Enjoy with naan bread or basmati rice!

salt / pepper