Recipe: Chicken Tikka Masala

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 11:20

‘Chicken Tikka Masala’, the favourite dish of Britain is actually a westernised Indian dish. It is lightly spiced in comparison to its Indian counterparts and is rich, creamy and delicious.

Ingredients:

For marination:
• 1 Cup yogurt
• 1 tbsp lemon juice
• 2 tbsp ground cumin
• 1 tsp ground cinnamon
• 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
• 1 tsp minced fresh ginger
• 4 tsp salt
• 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces
• 4 Long skewers

For masala:
• 1 tbsp butter
• 1 tsp garlic, minced
• 1 Jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
• 2 tsp ground cumin
• 2 tsp paprika
• Salt per taste
• 1 Can tomato sauce
• 1 Cup heavy cream
• 1/4 Cup chopped coriander leaves

Procedure:

• In a large bowl, add yogurt, lemon juice, cumin, cinnamon, black pepper, ginger, and salt. Marinate chicken in it and cool for 2 hours in a fridge.
• Preheat a grill for high heat.
• Lightly oil the grill grate. Thread chicken onto skewers.
• Grill until juices run clear, about 5 minutes on each side.
• Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat.
• Sauté garlic and jalapeno for 1 minute
• Season with cumin, paprika and salt.
• Stir in tomato sauce and cream.
• Simmer on low heat until sauce thickens, about 20 minutes.
• Add grilled chicken, and simmer for 15 minutes.
• Transfer to a serving platter, and garnish with coriander leaves.



First Published: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 11:20
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