Tikka Masala with rice and naan at Serene Cuisine of India, Denver

The origin of chicken tikka masala

Serene Cuisine of India

Chicken tikka masala is a red creamy chicken Indian dish that is colorful, spicy, and regal. You can eat it any day and any time, and it comprises of chunks of boneless meat marinated in yogurt and spices. While it’s popularly known as an Indian dish, chicken tikka masala originates from the Mughal Empire in South Asia.

Babur, the founder of this dynasty, ordered his cooks to remove the bones from his chicken since he feared he would choke on them. However, during the fight for independence, no one knows what happened to the status of chicken tikka masala.

In the 1950s, a lot of Indians migrated to the UK and opened up a lot of restaurants, making chicken tikka masala a popular dish again. Later on, a British gentleman decided the dish was too dry and tossed in tomato soup and yogurt to make it creamy.

At Serene Cuisine of India, we serve various masala dishes, including shrimp masala and chicken tikka masala. Contact us today for Indian food carryout.

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