Frugal Cooking Series -Tikka Masala

We are huge lovers of Indian food in this house , even the kids love the flavour of the spices ! I won’t lie , I always adapt recipes to suit ourselves either time wise or to suit what we have in the fridge / press ! Life would be very boring if we all followed the same thing 😉 I think that is why I love to cook so much , you can add , remove and play around with recipes to make them your own .


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  1. Chicken Breasts ( Diced ) €2.50
  2. Tin Tomatoes .49c
  3. Garlic .09c
  4. Fresh Coriander .10c
  5. 1 tsp Garam Masala .09c
  6. 1 tsp Cumin .09c
  7. 1/2 tsp of Chilli Flakes .09c
  8. Ginger ( either fresh or ground ) .10c
  9. 1 tsp Smoked Paprika .09c
  10. 1/2 Carton of Natural low fat yoghurt .30c
  11. 1 white onion .19c
  12. 1/2 red pepper .22c
  13. Mushrooms .19c


  1. Marinade Chicken for 1-2 hours in a bowl with the dried spices and natural yoghurt
  2. Fry off onions , peppers , mushrooms and garlic in a frying pan until onions are translucent
  3. Add marinaded Chicken to the pan and cook for 5-10 minutes
  4. Add tinned tomatoes and stir throughly
  5. Simmer for 20 minutes on a medium heat – Add some water to loosen if required .
  6. Serve with Boiled rice and fresh Coriander

You can use a Tikka Masala powder if you do not have all of the various spices , I just like to mix and match to our tastes and it is really cheap to stock up on spices and they last for ages ! This cost €4.39 for 4 adult portions and 2 kids portions – this can be frozen and kept for a day you are too busy ! I would not recommend that you freeze the rice .


L xx


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