General garam masala in India Tikka Garam Masala

What is the difference between Tikka Masala and Garam Masala?   

Nisha Singh
@nisha_singh | Updated 22 Jan. 2019

Nikita Agarwal
@nikita_agarwal | Posted 21 Jan. 2019

Garam masala in India is a blend of ground spices, originating from the Indian subcontinent, common in cuisines from the Indian subcontinent and Mauritius. It is used alone or with other seasonings. The word garam refers to "heating the body" in the Ayurvedic sense of the word, as these spices are believed to elevate body temperature in Ayurvedic medicine. There are other types of masala, like tikka masala and tandoori masala.

Tikka masala is an Indian-style dish of small pieces of meat (typically chicken) in a creamy sauce mildly flavored with spices. As tikka masala comes spicier, it is a bit hotter than normal tikka. Tikka and tikka masala come with a red-colored sauce. The sauce is creamy, spiced, and also contains tomatoes. The sauce may also contain some other ingredients like coconut cream, paprika powder, and turmeric.