Tikka Masala is a popular curry dish, and is also the name for the spice blend that gives the dish its distinctive flavor, a melding of Northern Indian flavors. The funny thing is, though, Tikka Masala isn't originally from India at all, but originated in Britain!
Chicken Tikka Masala is chunks of chicken marinated in [Tikka Masala Blend] spices and yogurt, that is then baked in a tandoor oven, and served in a masala ("mixture of spices") sauce. Tikka Masala spices have a rich, hot, peppery taste, and a complex aroma. While there is significant debate about when and where Tikka Masala originally was created, most folks agree that it was created in England [or maybe Scotland] by Indian expatriate chefs for British palates.
Despite its un-Indian roots, Tikka Masala is the United Kingdom's most popular restaurant dish, surpassing fish and chips! Use Tikka Masala Blend with yogurt to marinate chicken to simmer, or use the spice blend alone as a dry rub.
The flavor of Tikka Masala Blend is also a good match with lamb, fish, or paneer [a sort of Indian cottage cheese].
Ingredients: Cumin, pepper, honey powder, salt, tomato powder, paprika, onion, sour cream powder (cream solids, cultured nonfat milk), other spices