Peanut Chicken Tikka Masala

Hey Friends,

It is no secret, that I love myself some Indian food. It is indescribably delicious and satisfies just about any craving! But sadly, for an empty-pocket student like me, Indian cuisine in Germany is quite expensive. I always justified the price, because I thought that there are many fancy, hard-to-get ingredients needed. Oh, how wrong I was.


This simple recipe makes a delicious Chicken Tikka Masala without any fancy spices. It might not be like the traditional recipe, but it is simple and delicious! I even put a peanut spin on the dish, because you know your girl likes herself some nut butter.

Make it for friends and family, and you will wow them with the illusion of a super-difficult meal. I guarantee this is a recipe you will not regret making!


serves 2


  • 300g chicken breast
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 50g whipping cream
  • 800ml canned whole tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1tsp chilliĀ 
  • 1 tsp caraway
  • 1 tsp paprika spice
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp chopped peanuts
  • 2 tbsp full fat yogurt


  1. Dice the onion finely and set aside. Cut the chicken breast into 1 1/2 inch chunks.
  2. Pan-fry the chicken until done and set aside. Add the onions into the pan and fry it in the chicken dripping. Add the tomato paste and stir for 2min. Deglaze with whipping cream and canned tomatoes.
  3. Break the canned tomatoes into smaller pieces using the spatula and stir in the peanut butter. Season with salt, caraway, chilli and sugar and let it simmer for 15min.
  4. Add the meat to the sauce and cook for a nother 10min.
  5. Serve with some yogurt and chopped walnuts with rice or naan bread.

Wish you a lovely meal!

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