March 4, 2010

Chicken Tikka Masala


The popularity of Chicken Tikka Masala is testament to Britain's centuries. Simple to make, big on bold flavour & this curry also embraces other ingredients. For a vegetarian version, cut a block of paneer or tofu into large cubes and add the pieces, without marinating to the tomato sauce at the end of cooking.
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Ingredients :
  1. Chicken breast - 500 gms
  2. Lime juice - 1 tsp
  3. Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  4. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  5. Corriander seeds - 1 tsp
  6. Shallots - 2 nos
  7. Garlic cloves, roughly chopped - 4 large
  8. 4 cm piece fresh ginger
  9. Green chillies - 2 nos
  10. Plain yoghurt - 1/4 cup
  11. Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
  12. Vegetable oil - 1 tbsp

For sauce :

  1. 400 gms canned chopped tomatoes
  2. Corriander leaves, handful
  3. Grated ginger - 1/2 tsp
  4. Caster sugar - 1/2 tsp
  5. Unsalted butter - 50 gms
  6. Cream - 1 tbsp ( or milk)

Method :

1. Cut & clean the chicken. Dry roast the cumin seeds & corriander seeds & grind them to fine powder. Grind the shallots, garlic, ginger & chillies to smooth paste.

2. Marinate the chicken pieces in the onion mixture, yoghurt, lime juice, chilly powder, garam masala & 1/2 tsp of corriander- cumin powder for atleast one hour, preferably overnight.

3. Grill the marinated chicken to its hottest setting. Drizzle with the oil & grill for about 10 mins on each side.

4. Heat the butter in the pan, add the chopped tomatoes, corriander leaves, ginger, sugar & remaining corriander - cumin powder & cook .

5. Add the cream & the cooked chicken pieces. Cover & cook till done.

Serve with naan.

3 comments :

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

OMG Swapna, this dish is killing me... Looks very creamy and rich!!! Lovely color and looks scrumptious!!!

Tina said...

Yummy and creamy chicken tikka..

Malar Gandhi said...

WOw, chicken tikka masala looks rich and spicy, very tempting dish, infact.

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