The complex flavors in tikka masala are best paired with a crisp, clean white wines from Washington’s Columbia Valley
Savvy match: Try a crisp, clean, white wine such as Viognier, or in this case, a Viognier white blend with Tikka Masala. Combined with other Rhône staples such as Marsanne and Roussanne, you get a complex white blend with notes of baked bread, lemon cream, and flowers. This style of white blends is clean and crisp and a great way to offset some of the spice and richness in the sauce. Try a white blend from Washington’s Columbia Valley as a great pairing.
Tikka masala is a dish loaded to the brim with potent spices and a decadent creamy sauce, which along with a warm piece of buttery Naan, could, or should, be its own food group. The addition of marinated and seared chicken makes tikka masala a hearty comfort food worthy of any home’s Sunday dinner table. Tikka masala is an Indian dish that is eaten and enjoyed all over the world, and with good reason. It has an uncanny balance of complementary flavors of tart yogurt, slightly acidic tomato paste and puree, and a melding of spices from South Asia and the Middle East. Treat your family to this creamy, delicious dish!