Chicken Tikka Masala

A bowl of chicken tikka masala over rice.

An easy way to feed a lot of people. I developed this recipe while in undergrad as a way of making dinner without having too many dirty dishes to clean up at the end.

This recipe is scaled to make around 6 servings and takes about 45 minutes.



  1. Add all the spices to a small bowl. Begin cooking rice.
  2. To a large pan, add oil and saute onions, ginger, garlic, and peppers until onions are clear.
  3. Add the spices and mix thoroughly, roughly 30 seconds.
  4. Add chicken, stirring regularly, until surface of chick is seared slightly.
  5. Add tomato sauce, water, cornstarch, and heavy cream, then bring to a simmer. Simmer until rice is done, the longer the better.
  6. Serve hot over rice.