Tikka masala is thought to have been created by accident. A Bangladeshi chef served traditional Chicken Tikka only to be asked by a British diner, “Where’s the gravy?” The chef, tossing in a can of creamy tomato soup & spices said, “You want gravy? I’ll give you gravy!” The results were spectacular, and the Indian/British Chicken Tikka Masala was quite dramatically born.
Tikka Masala Q&A
What is masala spice?
Masala means "spice" in Hindi, and usually refers to a blend of Indian spices and seasonings.
What is in tikka masala spice?
Tikka masala spice contains Spanish paprika, cumin, coriander, ginger, chiles, garlic, turmeric, black pepper, black cardamom, charnushka, spearmint, cloves, mace, cinnamon and bay leaves.
Is tikka masala spicy?
Tikka masala is full of spices & flavor, but is only slightly spicy in overall heat.