Chicken Tikka Masala

The famous Chicken Tikka Masala needs no introduction. It’s a popular Indian curried dish that’s captured the imagination of food connoisseurs the world over! The good news is, cooking this flavor-packed chicken curry is easier than you’d think. Try this delicious Chicken Tikka Masala recipe to whip up a restaurant-quality dish right at home.

Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

Ingredients (Sauce/Marinade):

  • 1.5lb / 700gm chicken thigh meat, bite sized
  • 2 teaspoons Mekhala Organic Butter Masala Paste
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 cup thickened cream (Dairy-free option: 0.5 cup coconut cream + 0.5 cup stock)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Some cream for drizzling on top


  1. Let’s see how to cook Chicken Tikka Masala. Heat vegetable oil in a saucepan and brown chicken pieces.
  2. Add Mekhala Organic butter Masala Paste, tomato puree, and cream and mix well to combine. Use coconut cream for a dairy-free version.
  3. Simmer on low heat till cooked (approximately 10 to 15 minutes)
  4. Dish into a serving bowl, drizzle some cream on top and serve hot with steamed rice or toasted naan bread.

Now that you know how to make Chicken Tikka Masala, nothing should stop you from relishing this exotic Indian dish for your next meal!

We are so excited for you to try Mekhala’s new Indian pastes! Use the hashtag #MadeWithMekhala to show your delicious dishes to the Mekhala community on IG today.

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