|September 26, 2022


Introduction to Chicken Tikka Masala

Do you ever wonder what the most popular chicken recipe is worldwide? The answer is "Chicken Tikka Masala". Here's everything you need to know about this authentic Indian recipe cooked with a blend of exotic spices, including its origins, ingredients, and more. 

Prepare yourself to savor a dish that is popular in India. The aroma of Chicken Tikka Masala as you tear a piece of hot butter paratha and take your first mouthful is intoxicating. Let the flavors fill you by dipping it into the gravy, followed by some succulent, tender chicken. Enticing right? 

Give this delicious easy-cook recipe a try. It is a spicy gravy that is thick and creamy, with the goodness of tender chicken pieces.

Where did Chicken-Tikka originate from?

There are numerous accounts of how and where this dish first appeared. Its roots in a Glasgow, Scotland, Indian restaurant is one of the explanations. According to rumors, a British man ordered chicken tikka from an Indian restaurant and sent his order back because the chicken wasn't cooked through. The restaurant's annoyed chef opened a can of tomato soup, mixed in some spices, and cooked the chicken tikka. He added some cream to the curry to complete it. Ironically, this dish grew so well-liked in the UK that, in 2001, Britain officially proclaimed it to be its national dish.

While others claim the accidental creation of this curry since a restaurant had a lot of dry chicken tikka left over; therefore, they cooked the chicken tikka in a gravy made from a can of tomato puree and Indian spices to avoid wasting any of it.

Are you still trying to figure out which explanation is proper? But we are very grateful to whoever invented rich and delicious curry. 

Difference Between Chicken Tikka And Chicken Tikka Masala

You might also wonder about the difference between Chicken Tikka and Tikka Masala.

Well, the significant difference between the dishes is the gravy. Chicken Tikka is a dry dish used as an appetizer. The chicken is marinated in Indian spices and grilled to perfection in a tandoor or oven. 

Chicken Tikka Masala is merely a Chicken Tikka cooked with tomato, onion sauce, and other spices to make it more tangy and spicy. It can be served as an appetizer or the main course with Indian bread, such as naan or roti.

Chicken Tikka Made Easy with Alcoeats:

The fussiest thing about Chicken Tikka Masala is the endless list of ingredients it needs, and the time it takes to cook. No worries; Alcoeats has brought you, Easy Indie Bowl Spicy Chicken Gravy Mix. It takes hardly 15-20 minutes to prepare this dish. Let's see how: 


Chicken tikka masala is a famous curried dish with boneless chicken, ground spices, onions, tomatoes, cream, and herbs. Read here to learn more about it.

Print Recipe
  • Course - Main Dish
  • Cuisine - Indian 
  • Prep Time - 25 Min
  • Cook Time - 25 Minutes
  • Servings - 5 people




  • Marinate chicken in salt, garlic, and ginger: 15-20 min.
  • Add the Easy Indie Bowl jar contents to a bowl & mix thoroughly with water to create the gravy.


  • Pan-fry marinated chicken for 3-5 min.
  • Melt butter in a pan.
  • Add gravy and bring to a rapid simmer on med/high heat. 
  • Stir regularly until thickening or desired consistency 6-12 min. 
  • Stir to avoid burning.
  • Remove from heat & drizzle in the cream. Let sit: 3 min.
  • Enjoy!

Health Benefits of Chicken Tikka Masala

DISCLAIMER-  This blog does not provide you with any medical advice. It is strictly meant to be an informational and recipe blog only. Please consult your physician or medical expert for what works best for you.

  • A source of protein - Chicken has a very high protein level, which is crucial for keeping our muscles strong. For those looking to gain muscle, chicken is a must.
  • It may help in Losing Weight - Have you ever seen a balanced meal without any chicken in it? Since chicken is essentially lean meat that doesn't have much fat, it is always a part of a healthy diet. Therefore, frequently consuming chicken aids in healthy diet plans.
  • It may strengthen Bones - Chicken is an excellent source of calcium and phosphorus in addition to protein. Both of these minerals support strong bones. Eating lean chicken regularly may lower the risk of developing arthritis.
  • Stress buster - Do you know which food ingredients can lower stress? It's tryptophan and vitamin B5, and both are high in chicken. Magnesium, abundant in chicken, may also be helpful in treating PMS symptoms. Eating chicken may help you live a stress-free life.
  • It may work as an Immunity booster - Have you ever questioned why, whether you have the flu or a cold, doctors' advice including chicken soup in your recovery meals? It's because chicken may support the body's immune cells, and soup's steam clears the nasal passages. To recover from most infections and colds, the best strategy is to consume chicken as soup.

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