Indian Chicken Tikka Masala


  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chopped tomatoes
  • 4 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 (1 inch) piece ginger, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons masala curry paste
  • 4skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Combine tomatoes, yogurt, garlic, and ginger in a blender and process until smooth.


  • Step 2

    Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and fry until soft, 3 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in curry paste and fry until fragrant, 1 minute more, stirring once or twice. Add the tomato mixture and chicken to the pan and mix together. Season with salt and pepper. Remove pan from heat.

  • Step 3

    Mix water and flour together in a bowl. Stir into the chicken mixture in the frying pan. Return pan to the heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until thickened, about 15 minutes more. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve immediately.

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