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Craving Some Spicy Indian Flavours? 7 Places to Enjoy the Chicken Tikka Masala in Cairo

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Craving Some Spicy Indian Flavours? 7 Places to Enjoy the Chicken Tikka Masala in Cairo
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Nelly Ezz

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The Chicken Tikka Masala; a culinary wonder made of chunks of succulent chicken drenched in a creamy curry sauce. This seemingly Indian flavoursome dish became Britain’s unofficial national dish, but how you ask? Some people believe it was born in Glasgow, while others think it was first invented by a chef from Bangladesh in the United Kingdom. Regardless of its mysterious origins, Chicken Tikka Masala certainly carved its place in the food kingdom. Today, there are more than 50 unique versions of this dish served worldwide; that’s why we are here to tell you where to find it right here in Cairo. 

  1. Nawab

Nawab serves Chicken Tikka Masala for 59.50LE; the chicken cubes are grilled and cooked in spicy gravy. This dish is among many others on the specialised menu. It opens around 1 PM and closes around midnight – give their dishes a try if you’re in the mood for something different in Zamalek.

  1. Maharani

Located in Le Pacha 1901, Maharani makes the world-famous dish with grilled chicken cubes cooked with onion, ginger, and herbs for 136.90LE. Maharani’s extensive menu is not to be missed – catch them all week in Zamalek from 1 PM – 1:30 AM!

  1. Maharaja

Maharaja has so many branches all over Egypt that they are now distinguished by numbers; Maharaja 1, 2, 3, etc. Maharaja is excellent value for money and offers the Chicken Tikka Masala for a reasonable 85.50LE. You’ll find Maharaja in Cairo everywhere; New Cairo, Nasr City, Obour, Sheikh Zayed, Heliopolis, El-Rehab City, Zamalek, and Maadi

  1. India Along the Nile

This globally-loved spiced chicken dish can be found on the menu of this Indian restaurant in Semiramis InterContinental Cairo Hotel for 145LE. You can enjoy an array of flavours while getting an amazing of the Nile. Open from midday to midnight – pay them a visit if you’re in the mood to splurge.

  1. Indira

Heliopolis is no stranger to this juicy chicken dish. Indira is an Indian restaurant that opens until midnight and can be found in the Holiday Inn Hotel. Among many meat and vegetarian dishes, the Chicken Tikka and Nawabi Chicken Tikka are available; both for 140LE each – worth a try.

  1. India Gate

This Indian restaurant offers the Chicken Tikka for a surprising 70LE – quite a bargain. There are a couple of branches open in Nasr City, and one in Mohandiseen; all open from 1 PM until 12 AM daily.

  1. Raoucha & Kandahar

As unusual as it will sound; this restaurant serves Lebanese and Indian dishes. It has only one branch in Mohandiseen and closes around 1 AM. There are a few variations to the famous recipe: Murgh Tikka, Tandoori Murgh, and MurghMalai Tikka – but they are all the same price – 125LE.