Chicken Tikka Masala

Ditch the takeaway and make the nation’s favourite curry at home instead! For a spicier kick, try adding some fresh chillies or 1 tsp of chilli powder to the mix!


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2.5cm piece of root ginger
  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp Greek yoghurt
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp masala curry paste
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 50ml water
  • 3 tbsp chopped coriander


  1. Place the tomatoes, garlic, ginger and yoghurt into a blender or food processor and blitz until you have a smooth mixture.
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and add the chopped onion. Fry over a medium heat for 3-4 minutes, constantly stirring.
  3. Stir in the masala curry paste and fry for a further minute over a medium heat.
  4. Add the tomato mixture and chicken to the pan and mix together, then season well with salt and pepper.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix the flour and water together, then add this to the pan off the heat and stir well.
  6. Return the pan to the heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce to a gentle heat, then cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle in the chopped coriander and serve immediately along with rice or cous cous.

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