Tikka Masala

Tikka Masala
Tikka Masala
Tikka Masala Tikka Masala
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Net Weight:
3.1 oz
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If you're like most of us in this country your introduction to what you thought was Indian cuisine was probably Chicken Tikka Masala. But in reality this was actually one of the first of the "fusion" dishes that are all the rage today and was a cross between Indian curry and the Brits love of gravy. This is also a dish that has a twist of urban legend and some believe that it was "invented" by a Pakistanian chef in the early 60'S when he added gravy to the dish to satisfy a particularly hard-to-please Brit. Some food historians believe it dates back further to the British colonization of India.

Either way this is a curry dish of roasted chunks of chicken served in a rich orange sauce. Based on numerous surveys in England, Chicken Tikka Masala is considered by many to be the national dish of England. 

The word "Tikka" translates to "bits or pieces" while the translation for "Masala" is a "mixture of spices". The key to this dish is to marinate the chicken chunks in a mixture of yogurt and spices. The marinated chicken is then baked in a tandoor oven or sometimes grilled. Like many great regional recipes there is no one right way and the actual recipe can vary from area to area. Some cooks prefer a thicker gravy while others opt for more of a coriander and tomato sauce. The color of the Tikka Masala sauce is usually orange and comes from the addition of turmeric, paprika or tomato puree.

Our Tikka Masala seasoning makes the preparation of this dish simple and easy. Hand blended from guajillo chile powder, bay leaves, paprika, turmeric, roasted garlic, cayenne, black pepper, ginger, cumin, fenugreek, cardamom, caraway, nutmeg and cloves.

To make Chicken Tikka Masala marinade mix 1 cup of plain yogurt with 1 tablespoon of our seasoning. And for a truly authentic feel to this dinner serve with hot Naans to soak up the extra gravy/ sauce. 

We've also heard of mixing 1 teaspoon of this Tikka Masala seasoning to one stick of softened unsalted butter. Then use small amounts of this "spiced butter" in your rice, morning eggs or homemade mashed potatoes for a savory and unexpected flavor.

If you're a fan of curries and masalas then you'll enjoy our Maharajah Curry, Garam Masala, and Ras el Hanout.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate2.9g1%

Dietary Fiber1.4g6%

Total Sugars0.8g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more

4.5 out of 5
8 total ratings.

Steve B. (Verified buyer) 03/05/2021
great spice I've made two batches of Chicken Tikka Masala, the first was great, I just needed to increase the "heat" of the dish, accomplished this in the second batch by adding a small amount of extra hot Chile powder. I used 1/2 1nd 1/2 rather than heavy cream and still had a rich sauce! Great stuff!

Janet A. (Verified buyer) 04/28/2020
Yum My first purchase from Spice Inc. was Tikka Masala....and we loved it! What we loved even more though was sample of Pennsylvania Pepper that was included. I have used that spice as a rub and topping and its delicious! I will be ordering more very soon <3

Karen H. (Verified buyer) 12/01/2018
Very Spicy and Nostalgia Having lived in India for 7 years, loved it!

Richard H. (Verified buyer) 04/20/2018
Very usable It works well in curries but it is also good as a rub

Kevin (Verified buyer) 11/02/2012
Tikka Masala I love it.....

Michael K. (Verified buyer) 09/25/2019
This Tikka Masala blend is This Tikka Masala blend is ok. It's not bad by any means, but it's not really anything special either. For the price though, you can't beat it.

Khatija D. (Verified buyer) 07/15/2019
The color is good also The color is good also the flavor

Jeffrey W. (Verified buyer) 01/20/2022
Tikki Masala - lots of bite I like the flavor of the Tikki Masala but it was a bit sharp for my tastes.