Original Tikka Masala | The Spice Tailor
Original Tikka Masala
  • 3simple
  • 10mins
Britain’s favourite curry just got easy! Our deliciously creamy tomato-based sauce is delicately balanced and gently spiced. It is perfect with chicken, seafood, lamb, paneer or vegetables.

Contains a whole spice pouch, a base sauce and a stir-in sauce

  • Serves 2-3
  • No Nasties
  • Vegetarian
  • Mild

Some flavours combinations are classics for a reason. The combination of intense tomato flavour mellowed with a little creaminess and reincarnated in India with some subtle spicing and flavours, is what makes this dish one of Britain’s favourites. It certainly gets our vote at least once a fortnight!

There are rumours that chicken tikka masala came to life when diners asked a local Indian chef for some sauce to go with their tandoori chicken tikka pieces. The chef added a standard tomato masala and some cream and created this delicious new dish. Despite Indian food moving towards regionality over the last 2o years, it remains one of our preferred curries!

Anjum’s Top Tips

Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan, add the spices and cook for 20 seconds.

Add the meat, prawns or paneer and brown lightly. Add the base sauce and simmering for 1-2 minutes.

Stir in the main sauce and more delicate ingredients (i.e. fish) and bring to boil. Cook for 3-6 minutes or until main ingredient is cooked through.

OUR PERFECT Original Tikka Masala

Using 250g chicken thigh fillets (diced) or paneer cubes, marinate in the base sauce along with 1 tbs. Greek yoghurt for 10-15 minutes. Grill on an oiled baking tray for about 6 minutes until lightly charred.  Heat 1 tsp. vegetable oil in a large non-stick frying pan, add the spices and cook for 20 seconds. Add the main sauce and bring to a boil. Add chicken or paneer and a small splash of water and finish cooking off in the main sauce until the chicken is done or the paneer is soft. Add in a good knob or two of butter and shake into the sauce. Serve with naan for the perfect accompaniment.

For added heat add 1-3 green chillies, pricked with the tip of a knife into the hot oil after the spices have had their moment in the pan.

This sauce works really well with both red and white meats, seafood, vegetables, eggs and paneer (Indian cheese).

For an elegant finish, top with finely julienned ginger, lightly fried until golden, a swirl of cream and a little fresh chopped coriander.


Onion (43%), Yoghurt (MILK), Tomato Paste (11%), Sunflower Oil, Water, Butter (MILK), Garlic, Ginger, Rice Flour, Whole Spices, Powdered Spices, Salt, Sugar, Cream (MILK) (1%),Ground CASHEW NUTS


PER 100g
ENERGY 540kJ/130kcal
FAT 8.7g
of which saturates 2.3g
of which sugars 7.0g
FIBRE 1.8g
SALT 1.0g
The spice mix
  • Black cardamom for smoky depth
  • Cassia for sweet warmth
  • Cloves for pungent sweetness
  • Dry fenugreek leaves for savory aroma
  • Whole red chilli for clean heat
  • Green Cardamom for freshness
We had your Original Tikka Masala last night and what can I say. It was absolutely delicious!!! I've never had a home cooked curry that tastes so good! Thank you so much for creating such a great product, easy to cook and the best tasting curry I've ever had! You've gained a customer for life!
- Sarah from the UK
I bought your Original Tikka Masala this weekend. This stuff is delicious. Even better than my favorite local Indian restaurant. Unlike every other Indian simmer sauce or spice mix for curries, yours is restaurant quality and beats every other brand hands down!
- Aleksie from Australia
We've just enjoyed your Original Tikka Masala for the first time - and WOW! This is the very best home-made tikka meal we have ever tasted - and l can say this in all honesty. I have to give you my praise. You have managed to produce a taste that is perfect!
- Paul from the UK
I can’t get my children to eat meat or veg unless “hidden” in their foods. I constantly have to make a different meal for the kids because they are so fussy. The only meal - other than pasta - that we can eat together is your Original Tikka Masala. It tastes and smells amazing and the kids all love it
- Jodie from Australia
Just tired your Original Tikka Masala. It’s delicious. Genuinely unreal. By far the best ready-made Indian sauce I’ve ever tried - and Tikka Masala is normally my least favourite curry
- Scott from London
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