BIR Masala Paste

(9 reviews)

Our masala paste is ideal for recreating the taste of British Indian Restaurant tikka masala at home. We make it from a blend of spices, tomatoes, coconut and a few other secret ingredients. It is mildly spicy, yet rich in flavour and slightly sweet, with the trademark red colour, the hallmarks of a great tikka masala.

Our new masala paste pouches will last a month without having to be frozen or chilled

View Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe.

350g portion - makes 5 curries.


Onions, Water, Vegetable Oil, Garlic, Ginger, Salt, Tomato Puree, Plum Tomato, Coriander Powder, Turmeric, Cumin, Paprika, Garam Masala, Chili Powder, Cinnamon Powder, Nutmeg, Mace, Fennel Seeds, Cardamom Powder, Fresh Tomato, Fenugreek Leaves.

For allergens see ingredients in bold.

Prepared in a kitchen that handles nuts, sesame and mustard.

Cooking instructions

View Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe.


½ chef's spoon (30g) vegetable ghee

½ chef's spoon (15g) coconut powder

½ chef's spoon (15g) almond powder

1 chef’s spoon (25g) sugar

1 chef’s spoon (70g) BIR masala paste

1 chef’s spoon (35g) tinned coconut milk

150g pre-cooked chicken tikka

400g BIR base gravy (heated & diluted)

2 chef’s spoon (50ml) single cream

Makes takeaway size portion (serves 1 to 2 people)


Prep time: 5 mins | Cooking time: 10 mins

  1. Heat the pan on a medium high heat and add the vegetable ghee
  2. Add the coconut powder, almond powder and sugar and stir for around 10 seconds
  3. Add the masala paste and stir for a further 30 seconds
  4. Add the coconut milk and stir for 10 seconds
  5. Add the pre-cooked chicken tikka and stir so that all the chicken pieces are coated with the sauce for 1 minute
  6. Add the base gravy and simmer on a high heat for around 2 mins whilst occasionally stirring, scrape off any dried sauce on the edges back into the pan
  7. Turn the heat down to a medium heat and add the single cream, simmer for another 3-4 mins until the sauce starts to thicken and curry is an even red colour
Storage instructions
Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. Once opened refrigerate and use within 3 days. Do not use if pouch is bloated or leaking. Unused paste can be frozen for up to one month.
Reviews (9)

9 reviews for BIR Masala Paste

  1. Dean T. (verified buyer)

    Great stuff.. with coconut and almond powder this replicates a tikka masala as good as it gets…

  2. Rau Coffey (verified buyer)


  3. James Drake (verified buyer)

    Quality product. Taste amazing

  4. Danny E. (verified buyer)

    Beautiful paste my wife and son love masala paste. Will be buying more very soon.

  5. Teresa Harrisonh (verified buyer)

    this one i tried with lamb not bad at all i rushed it a bit

  6. Ben G. (verified buyer)

    Top masala paste, really adds a punch of taste!

  7. Christopher M. (verified buyer)

  8. Tracey Hardwick (verified buyer)

    Not something I generally have but my friends love this

  9. Kerry (verified buyer)

    My daughter loved this….wiped the plate clean!

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