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It’s About Time Chicken Tikka Massala

It’s About Time Chicken Tikka Massala


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It’s about time indeed! Since we started HelloFresh 3 quick years ago Patrick has been slaving over a hot stove to create more than 800 new recipes, but this classic seems to have slipped through the net! As ever we’re revamping the classic to be healthier AND tastier. Here’s to the next 800 recipes - hurrah!

Tags:Not Suitable for CoeliacsSpicyFamily Friendly

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Preparation Time40 minutes
Difficulty levelEasy

serving 4 people

Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon

serving 4 people

2 cup(s)

Brown Basmati Rice

6 unit(s)

Chicken Thigh

1 cup(s)

Red Onion

2 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

1 tsp

Red Chilli

1.5 tbsp


2 tbsp


1.5 tbsp

Tandoori Masala Spice

2 tin(s)

Chopped Tomatoes

⅓ cup(s)

Greek Style Natural Yoghurt


5 tbsp


Not included in your delivery


Olive Oil







Nutritional information/ per serving
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
/ per serving
Energy (kJ)2456 kJ
Energy (kcal)587 kcal
Fat9.0 g
of which saturates2.0 g
Carbohydrate91 g
of which sugars0.0 g
Protein34 g
Salt0.0 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
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Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Boil a large pot of water with 1⁄2 tsp of salt for your rice. Once the water is rapidly boiling add the rice. Cook for around 25 mins or until soft enough to eat. Drain the rice and place back in the pan with a cloth over it until you are ready to eat.


Chop the chicken into bite-sized chunks. Peel and finely dice both the onion and the garlic. Slice the chilli in half and dice as much as you want in your curry. Tip: The spice mix is already slightly hot so go careful if you like it mild.


Using the edge of a spoon peel the skin from the ginger. Dice the ginger very finely.


Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a non-stick pan on high heat. LH: Toss the chicken pieces in a bowl with the cornflour and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Once the oil is really hot, gently add the chicken into the pan (it’ll sputter a bit). Cook for a few mins until golden brown then remove from the pan.


Turn the heat down to medium-low and add another tbsp of oil. Add the onion, garlic, chilli and ginger and cook gently for 5 mins. Tip: Make sure you do not burn the ingredients - if they are getting too hot add 1 tbsp of cold water and turn the heat down.


Add the Masala spice to the onion mix and cook for a further minute. Next add the tinned tomatoes with 1⁄4 tsp of sugar and 1⁄4 tsp of salt. Add the chicken back into the pan. Turn the heat to low and let the mixture gently bubble until slightly thicker.


Once the sauce has thickened, add 2⁄3 of yoghurt and stir. Leave to bubble gently for 5 mins before adding a few tbsp of chopped coriander to the mix.


Serve the curry with your rice and a sprinkle of chopped coriander. Ta-daaa!