Curry Stand Chicken Tikka Masala Sauce

Curry Stand Chicken Tikka Masala Sauce

229 Reviews 20 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    1 h 5 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 20 m
Chris
Recipe by  Chris

“A classic curry-stand recipe. This is not haute cuisine; this is the kind of nuclear-orange tikka masala that you crave when you stumble out of a pub at 2 a.m. I make vast quantities of the sauce at one time, and it freezes very well. I also added much more cayenne pepper than 1 teaspoon, but I give out the recipe like this for people who don't like heat.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

  1. Heat ghee in a large skillet over medium heat and cook and stir onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic; cook and stir just until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, ginger, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and turmeric into the onion mixture; fry until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  2. Stir tomato sauce into the onion and spice mixture, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low. Simmer sauce for 10 minutes, then mix in cream, paprika, and 1 tablespoon sugar. Bring sauce back to a simmer and cook, stirring often, until sauce is thickened, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a separate skillet over medium heat. Stir chicken into the hot oil, sprinkle with curry powder, and sear chicken until lightly browned but still pink inside, about 3 minutes; stir often. Transfer chicken and any pan juices into the sauce. Simmer chicken in sauce until no longer pink, about 30 minutes; adjust salt and sugar to taste.

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Reviews (229)

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larsbooth22
95

larsbooth22

I have been searching far and wide for a recipe for Tikka Masala that tastes like my favortie Indian resturant down the street. None have come close. This one is almost identical. Next time I make it, I will cut the cayenne in half. I have wimpy taste buds! Thank you so much Chris! This is the recipe I have been looking for!

diochick
59

diochick

This recipe is absolutely fantastic. While it may seem like a lot of work, to the uninitiated, it is completely worth every second. I didn't change a thing, it's perfect the way it is. This has become a staple in my house. It freezes well, and even storing in the fridge as leftovers- reheats superbly.

Christiana1200
50

Christiana1200

YEP! Try this recipe! Turns out scarily close to what I get at my local Indian restaurant and the hubby and I enjoyed the leftovers the next night as well!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 328 cal
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 23.4 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs
  • 13.2 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 17.9 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol
  • 106 mg
  • 35%
  • Sodium
  • 980 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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