Chicken Tikka Masala

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Chicken Tikka Masala is a classic curry loved by all! It’s the perfect fake-away meal any night of the week. Don’t be put off by the long list of ingredients – this baby-friendly Chicken Tikka Masala recipe is in fact very quick and easy to make.

By introducing spices to baby from a young age, your child will grow up to be more open to a variety of food. When you make up the Tikka Masala curry powder, you can just adjust the spices to suit your child’s taste. 

You can also easily pick up a pre-made spice blend from most stores.

Tip: Double up this recipe and portion and freeze extra in my reusable Portion Pots. This will be a life saver on those busy nights or when you have a craving for some delicious curry!

Tikka Curry Powder

1 tbsp Coriander, ground
1 ½ tbsp Paprika
¼ tsp Turmeric
¼ tsp Nutmeg
¼ tsp Cardamom
¼ tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Cumin
¼ tsp Black pepper

Mix all the powdered spices together and store in an airtight Portion Pot.

Chicken Tikka Masala

Portions: 4 x Adults

4 skinless chicken breasts, diced
2 tbsp tikka curry powder
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 clove of garlic, minced
3 tbsp olive oil
1 red onion, finely chopped
½ red pepper, finely chopped
½ yellow pepper, finely chopped
½ chilli, finely chopped (optional)
1 tin peeled plum tomatoes
150g full-fat natural yoghurt


  1. Mix the chicken with 1 tbsp tikka curry powder, lemon juice and garlic. Leave to marinate for half an hour.
  2. Heat your pan to a medium heat and add 2 tbsp oil. Cook the chicken for about 10 minutes or until it’s cooked through. Set aside.
  3. Heat the remaining oil in the same pan then cook the onions, peppers and chilli until browned.
  4. Stir in the tomatoes, 1 tbsp tikka curry powder and the chicken. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10-15 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  5. Stir through the yoghurt and serve with rice or freeze for future use.

For Baby 6 months+
See page 107 of my Baby and Family Book (2nd Edition) for a clear breakdown of how to offer this recipe to your baby depending on their weaning/feeding stage.



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