How To Make Restaurant-Style Chicken Tikka Masala: Nail It With These 4 Tips

Chicken tikka masala is a flavoursome dish prepared using roasted chicken, which is marinated in spices and then dunked in a creamy gravy. This classic Indian dish is not only popular in our country but can be seen at many restaurants around the world. The tantalising flavours, aroma and the ultimate richness is what has kept us hooked to this dish for so long. If you are missing the restaurant-style chicken tikka and want to cook it at home, follow these tips right away.  

Keep The Marinated Chicken Aside

Take boneless chicken and dice it into small chunks. Now take those chunks and marinade it with spices and yoghurt. Use garam masala, chilli powder, turmeric powder and other species for marinating. You can add red chilli sauce or soy sauce as well. Leave the marinated in a bowl for at least 1-2 hours for the chicken to coat well with spices, yoghurt and sauces.  

Roast The Chicken Well

When it’s time for roasting, take the marinated chicken out of the bowl and begin roasting. Roast the chicken chunks for sometime until it turns brown. You can either roast the chicken in an oven or a pan.  

Make A Thick Flavourful Gravy 

One of the most important steps is making a thick gravy that is full of flavours and aromatic spices. Make a tomato puree and infuse it with masalas such as turmeric, red chilli powder, cumin, coriander powder and paprika. Along with this, you can also mix it with coconut milk for extra creaminess. Always keep in mind that the gravy or curry sauce must be thick so add water according to the consistency.  

Garnish With A Drizzle Of Cream 

Once the dish is ready, add a drizzle of cream over it before serving. Garnishing with fresh cream will give your dish restaurant-like taste, flavours and appearance.

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