Tikka Masala Sauce

To turn this sauce into crowd-pleasing chicken tikka masala, add the meat from one rotisserie chicken to the finished sauce. Simmer until the flavors meld, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve with rice or naan.

Recipe by Maneet Chauhan

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  • Makes about 3 cupsServings


  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 tbsp. tandoori masala spice blend (Maneet likes the brand Shan)
  • 3 cups jarred marinara sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. honey


In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the spice blend and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the marinara and bring to a simmer. Add the cream and honey and simmer until the flavors meld, about 5 minutes.