Chicken Tikka Masala (Best Ever Recipe,Restaurant style)

By: Prasanna| Published: 6:54:00 AM

If you are craving for Restaurant style,delicious Chicken Tikka Masala ,then this recipe is your answer! Very thick,creamy,delicious gravy will leave licking your fingers 😊 

Hey All! it's been a while since I posted,but I am here with a new exciting recipe which I wanted to share for a long time now. Its very creamy,delicious ,restaurant style Chicken Tikka Masala!

Chicken is a regular at home,as we all are born carnivores and can't live without seafood,chicken or atleast egg in our diet.I try to keep meals balanced with chicken/fish and a portion of vegetable or salad.But today I was not in a mood to make multiple dishes with some sides,so settled with some hot steamed rice and thick creamy Chicken /Murg Tikka Masala gravy.

The creamy thick gravy was so good and went so well with rice and would have been a hit with lachcha paratha/malabar paratha even naan or roti.
This gravy has turned out better than restaurant one for me,do give this a try and share your feedback by tagging me on my Instagram account .
I have also shared many restaurant style recipes on my blog such as Butter Chicken and many more.Here is the link to my recipes list which are restaurant style.

A white plate serving creamy delicious Chicken Tikka Masala with steamed rice

 A stainless steel pan with creamy restaurant style Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

Prasanna Hede
Published 06/20/2018
Chicken Tikka Masala
Delicious,thick and creamy Restaurant style Chicken Tikka Masala,turns out finger lickin' good and enjoy this with paratha/naan/roti or rice!


  • 1/2 lb Chicken,bone-in / Chicken Thighs / Chicken Breast
  • For Marination:
  • Salt,as per need
  • 1 Tablespoon,Coriander Paste
  • 1 Teaspoon,Green Chili Paste
  • 1 Tablespoon,Garlic Paste
  • 1 Tablespoon,Ginger Paste
  • 1/2 Teaspoon,Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon,Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon,Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon,Tandoori Masala
  • 1 Tablespoon,Lime Juice
  • A pinch,Orange Food Color
  • For Gravy:
  • 2 Tablespoon +2 Tablespoon Oil,divided
  • 3 Tomatoes,sliced
  • 1 Large,Onion,sliced
  • 1 Teaspoon,Poppy Seeds White
  • 1 Teaspoon,Sesame Seeds
  • 2 Whole Red Chili Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon,Corriander Seeds
  • 4 Cloves
  • 4 Green Cardamom
  • 1 Inch,Cinnamon
  • 4 Black Peppercorns
  • 6 Cashewnuts
  • 6 Almonds
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Salt as per need
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon,Garam Masala Powder
  • A pinch of red food color
  • 1/2 Cup,Cream
  • 2 Sprigs,Chopped Cilantro


  1. Firstly,wash and cut chicken into medium sized pieces.
    Marinate with ingredients mentioned under "Marination"
  2. In a pan,add oil and when hot,add the chicken pieces and let them cook till done and charred slightly.
  3. You can alternatively grill these chicken pieces on a grilling plate or arranging them on a grilling rack in oven.
    Keep them aside.
  4. In the same pan,add oil and all the ingredients mentioned under "for gravy".
    Cook till soft and then cool and grind with water to a smooth paste.
  5. In the pan,with remaining juices of cooked chicken and masala,add the ground paste,salt,sugar,garam masala,food color and cook it till the oil starts leaving the sides of the pan.
  6. Add half of the cream,mix well,add chicken pieces.
    Mix further,add remaining cream.
    Depending on the thickness pf gravy,add water and cilantro.
    Serve hot with Naan/Paratha/Roti or Rice!
Yield: 3 Servings
Prep Time: 00:15:00 mins.
Cook time: 00:15:00 mins.
Total time: 30 mins.
Tags: Gravy,chicken,restaurant style,chicken tikka masala

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    1. Yum! I'm totally hungry now after seeing your post. This recipe looks wonderful.

    2. Beautiful! The bold flavors sound incredible! I love when I can make my restaurant favorites at home, thank you!

    3. Wow wow wow this looks like the best chicken tikka masala ever! I had a really great dish in the UK and have never been able to recreate it since. I will definitely be trying this!

    4. One of my absolute favorites. Chicken Tikka. I love how easy this is to make. I love having rice with my sauces like this too. Sounds so yum and such a pretty color.

    5. The sauce on this chicken looks amazing! Dip in some bread with the rice and chicken, so good.

    6. I've seen a few different variations of this recipe and now I'm seeing the ingredients at my local store. It sounds really good, and now that I can easily get the ingredients I want to try it. Will be making this soon!! :)

    7. I have never had Tikka Masala but this recipe makes me want to give it a try real soon!

    8. That looks so creamy and flavorful!

    9. I love all the ingredients in this recipe, especially the lime! This looks and sounds so authentic! I can't WAIT to make this dish! Looks amazing!

    10. WOW! This looks delicious. That gravy is definitely calling my name! My family would go crazy over this dish.


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