Chicken Tikka is a curry dish of roasted chicken chunks ( tikka) in a spicy ( masala) sauce. The sauce is usually creamy, spiced and orange- coloured. It is one of the most popular dish in British restaurants and hence been called the A true British national dish" . The chunks of chicken are marinated in spices & yogurt, and then baked in a Tandoor oven, served in a masala sauce. A tomato and coriander sauce is common, but there is no standard recipe. A survey found that of 48 different recipes, the only common ingredient was chicken tikka. The sauce usually includes tomatoes, frequently as puree, cream and or coconut cream and various spices.

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