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Chicken Tikka Masala with Yoghurt Raiti

Serves: 6


  • 4 chicken breast fillets
  • 1 cucumber
  • ground pomegranate
  • tikka masala spice mix from the markets of Dehli (thanks Intrepid Travel) but you can get it from anywhere
  • yoghurt raita spice mix also from dehli but you can get it from anywhere
  • 1 green chilli, deseeded and chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons ghee or sunflower / vegetable oil
  • 1 large / 2 medium onions, chopped finely
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped finely
  • 1/2 capsicum (red or green), chopped into small dices
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 175ml tomato soup (Heinz is ideal)
  • 100ml single cream
  • 1/2 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coriander, chopped finely
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 small pots of natural yoghurt



  1. Chop the chicken into 2cm cubes and coat with some yoghurt and the ground pomegranate, then cook in a frying pan.
  2. Heat the ghee or vegetable oil in a frying pan. Add the onions and garlic cloves and fry gently for 3 minutes until starting to get translucent, then add the chopped capsicum and fry for another 2 – 3 minutes. Add the spice mix to the onion-garlic-capsicum and mix throughly and fry for about 1 minute.
  3. Add all the liquid ingredients to the onion mix and stir completely – that is the white wine vinegar, chopped tinned tomatoes, tomato ketchup, tomato soup and single cream.
  4. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for about 15 minutes. Then add in the garam masala, fresh coriander leaves and salt.
  5. Finally, add the chicken pieces to the tikka sauce. Stir it together and let cook together for about 15 minutes.
  6. While the chicken and sauce is cooking together, start the yoghurt raiti.
  7. Add the spice mix to the left over yoghurt and stir.
  8. Slice the cucumber and place on a dish
  9. Place the yoghurt mixture on top of the cucumber.
  10. Serve with the chicken tikka masala with rice, yoghurt raiti and naan bread.

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