How to make Chicken Tikka Masala tossed with Pasta -

The all-time favourite Italian pasta with an Indian twist

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Boneless Chicken (हड्डी रहित चिकन), Fusilli (फ्यूसील्ली पास्ता )

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Noodles and Pastas

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Chicken Tikka Masala tossed with Pasta

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Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chicken Tikka Masala tossed with Pasta Recipe

  • Boneless Chicken cut into thin strips 60 grams

  • Fusilli thinly sliced 20 grams

  • Fusilli boiled 1 cup

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Onions chopped 2-3

  • Garlic chopped 4-6 cloves

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Tomatoes pureed 2-3

  • Processed cheese grated 1/4 cup

  • Green olives pitted 8-10

  • Salt to taste

  • Parsley chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1 teaspoon

  • Tofu cut into small cubes 100 grams


Step 1

Heat one tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add the cumin seeds and when they begin to change colour, add the onions and sauté till translucent. Add garlic and sauté for a few minutes.

Step 2

Add one fourth teaspoon red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and cook for 1 minute.

Step 3

Add the pureed tomatoes and cook till the oil separates from the masala.

Step 4

Add the chicken strips, mix and cook till chicken is soft. Add the pasta and toss.

Step 5

Add the cheese and toss lightly. Adjust the seasoning.

Step 6

Grind the pitted olives into a smooth paste. Transfer into a bowl. Add salt to taste, chopped parsley, ½ teaspoon crushed peppercorns and one fourth teaspoon red chilli powder. Mix well.

Step 7

Marinate the tofu cubes in the olive paste and keep in refrigerator for 20 minutes.

Step 8

Marinate chicken slices with remaining red chilli powder and remaining crushed peppercorns. Mix well.

Step 9

Heat remaining oil in another non-stick pan. Place the chicken slices and sauté till light brown. Set aside and use for garnish.

Step 10

Take a serving plate. Place a ring mould. Put the cooked pasta in it and place the tofu cubes all around the mould. Insert the chicken slices in the pasta and remove the mould.

Step 11

Serve immediately.

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