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Are Tikka Masala and Butter Chicken the same?

This is a common question that pops in all of our heads. Here we are today to clear the confusion between the two, because they definitely aren’t the same. Read this blog to know the miniscule difference between the two and how that difference impacts your delicacies.

Both these sauces are a blend of cream and tomato sauce, however there lies a subtle difference in their taste and flavor. Coming from the same core ingredients, they are bound to have similar taste but a slight difference in the proportion of ingredients creates the change in taste.

Butter chicken is a more creamier blend of cream and tomato puree with spices whereas on the other hand tikka masala is a creamy blend of tomato puree with onion sauce mixed with various spices. On a comparative, tikka masala is less creamier, so if you want a creamy gravy, the sauce that you are looking for is butter chicken. In terms of tomato flavor, tikka masala has greater tinge of a tangy tomato flavor to it as compared to butter chicken.

Going back to the origin of these two dishes, there is a difference in the place of origin of these dishes also. Butter chicken is originally an Indian dish which was birthed in a restaurant in North India, whereas tikka masala is inherently in 1970s by a Bangladeshi chef in Glasgow, Scotland.

Both these mouth-watering delicacies can be enjoyed with naan, paratha or rice.

These similar chicken preparations can be made even better by using our Bebe’s All Natural Masalas. These masalas are carefully curated to offer the best of these dishes in the most convenient manner possible.

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