Chicken Tikka Masala Meatballs

This Chicken Tikka Masala recipe is rich and creamy with tender bites of chicken, infused with lots of flavor that rivals any Indian restaurant!

Photos by: Arianna Negri @the_bottomlesspit

  • 15 min

  • 20 min

  • 35 min

    Total time
  • 4

  • Easy

  • 12


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Foodservice Recipe


  • 1 ½ tsp onions, minced
  • ½ tsp garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 lb Hungry Planet Chicken™ GroundBuy Now
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp garam masala seasoning
  • 4 tbsp plain soy yogurt*
  • ¾ tsp cilantro, chopped
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 ⅔ tbsp canola oil
  • 16 oz jar tikka masala sauce
  • * Please use whatever products you have in your kitchen; vegan ingredients are just what we have in ours.


  • Step 1.

    Saute the onions and garlic in ¼ cup canola oil until golden. Chill completely.

  • Step 2.

    In a large bowl combine the chilled sauteed onion/garlic mixture with Hungry Planet Chicken™ and ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper, ½ tsp garam masala seasoning, 4 tbsp plain soy yogurt, ¾ tsp cilantro, and ¾ tsp salt. Mix well. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

  • Step 3.

    After 1 hour roll Hungry Planet Chicken™ mixture into 1 ounce balls (about the size of a ping pong ball).

  • Step 4.

    Heat 2 ⅔ tbsp canola oil in a skillet and fry Hungry Planet Chicken™ meatballs until golden on all sides. Add to the tikka masala sauce and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

  • Step 5.

    Serve with rice and sliced bell peppers.

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