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Tikka masala

Chicken Tikka Masala (that can also be made with paneer or tofu to keep it vegetarian) is one of the most typical dishes in indian restaurants. It has a thick onion and tomato sauce, spicy with a sweet touch, that is always a hit.

On top of that, it is easier to make than it seems. It doesn’t require many ingredients, and it always comes out great. Try it!

  • 700 g chicken or paneer tikka
  • 4 peeled tomatoes (450 g or 3 cups)
  • 1 chopped medium onion (110g)
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped, or 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 2'5 cm minced ginger or 1.5 tsp ginger paste (use 2/3 of the amount if making paneer or tofu tikka masala)
  • Stevia to taste (equivalent to 2 tbsp brown sugar)
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp chili or to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil or ghee
  • Optional: 4 tbsp heavy cream (or yoghurt). (You can substitute it for coconut milk if you want a vegan Tikka Masala.)
  • Process
    1. Heat up the oil and fry the onions for 5 min.
    2. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 2 min.
    3. Add the spices and mix around, cooking it for 30 seg.
    4. Add the rest of the ingredients, cover and cook on low heat for 20 min.
    5. Take off the heat and process the sauce until smooth. Add the cream or yoghurt, and then the chicken or paneer tikka.
    6. Let everything boil together for a few minutes and serve with pilao rice.
  • Nutritional info, for 1/5 of the sauce (for information on the chicken/paneer/tofu tikka, visit the tikka recipe:
    • 148 kCal
    • 5.1 g net carbs, 1.6 g fiber, 6.7 g total carbs**
    • 1.4 g protein
    • 13 g fat
Maria Silva Fernandez Maria Silva Fernandez

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