Recipe: Tikka Paste using the Thermomix

On the weekend I tried the “Tikka Paste” recipe from the Thermomix’s official “Fast and Easy Indian Cooking” cookbook. The Chicken Tikka tonight tasted great so I just had to blog.

Unfortunately for those without a Thermomix this one is would be a pain without one.  The TM bowl chop, cooks and stirs at the same time which is a huge time saver without having to stand at the stove. Apologies in advance for those who do not have one.

What is Tikka Paste? Tikka paste creates a dry sort of dish as opposed to Tikka Masala which is a curry (Tikka + yogurt). It makes a great marinate for virtually anything, from vegetables to meat. Works particularly well with chicken and for the Barbie (aka BBQ).

Tikka Paste. The base for Tikka Masala

Tikka Paste. The base for Tikka Masala

The paste will last for 6 weeks in the fridge as long as you keep a thin layer of oil over the paste. Just add a little more oil each time you use the paste.

  • Touch time: 15min
  • Cooking time: 50-60min

Paleo | Gluten Free | Dairy Free


  • 40g Coriander seeds
  • 40g cumin seeds
  • 10g dried red chillies
  • 50g fresh coriander, washed and dry with a  paper towel
  • 100g garlic cloves. Tip: To peel place in TM bowl, reverse blade, Speed 3-4  for 6 seconds.
  • 220g olive oil
  • 100g water
  • 100g lemon juice
  • 1 heaped teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 30g celtic or Himalayan Salt
  • 50g dried onions – Available in Indian Grocery Stores.
  • 140g tomato Puree


  1. Weigh coriander seeds, cumin and dried red chillies in the TM bowl.
    • Heat 5 min | Varoma | Speed 1
  2. Grind 1 min | Speed 8
  3. Add fresh coriander, garlic, ginger and olive oil to the TM bowl.
    • Blend 1 min | Speed 10. Scrape down the sides of the TM bowl with a spatula.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients. Cook for 40 to 60mins | 80 degrees | Speed 2. When the paste is is cooked, a lovely red sheen of oil should start to show on the surface.
  5. Pour into jar ensuring the paste is submerged in oil.  Poor more in if required. Tip: Sterilise both your spoon and jar with boiling water.
Paleo Chicken Tikka. No yogurt used.

Paleo Chicken Tikka. No yogurt used.


4 thoughts on “Recipe: Tikka Paste using the Thermomix

  1. Hi, was wondering how much ginger you use, you list it in the instructions but no mention of it in the ingredients.

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