Chicken Tikka Masala is a classic dish from Indian cuisine, and that's for a good reason. First, the chicken is marinated in the famous yogurt marinade. Then, baked and stewed in a delicious curry is full of flavor with a creamy sauce. The flavors soak into the chicken, and that makes it irresistibly delicious. And while the list of ingredients is extensive, they are all very easy to get!
2poundchicken breastEach chicken breast cut into six
Tikka Masala Marinade
Mix ginger, garlic, pepper, mustard, paprika, cumin, ground coriander, and garam masala in a bowl.
6 cloves garlic, 3 inch fresh ginger, 2 red chili pepper, 1½ teaspoon mustard powder, 1 tablespoon paprika, 2 teaspoons ground cumin, 2 teaspoons ground coriander, 2 tablespoons garam masala
Mix the spices well and put half of this mixture into a large bowl.
Pour the yogurt into the large bowl and mix well with the spices to get a marinade.
⅞ cup yogurt
Place the chicken with the yogurt marinade and mix so that everything is well coated, and leave for half an hour to marinate in the fridge.
2 pound chicken breast
Chicken Tikka masala
Melt the butter in a pan and add the onions and the other half of the spice mixture.
1 tablespoon butter, 2 onions
Fry for 5 minutes on low heat, and then add the chicken.
Bake the chicken for about 10 minutes on medium heat.
Add the tomato paste, fry for 2 minutes, and then pour in the water, salt, and ground cashews.
1 oz. tomato paste, 1 oz. cashew nuts, 2 cups water, ½ teaspoon salt
Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
Turn off the heat and add the cream and garam masala.
1 tablespoon garam masala, ½ cup cream
Season to taste with the lime juice.
1. Chicken breast - This recipe uses chicken breast or chicken tenderloins.2. Butter - Use unsalted butter to make the sauce creamier. You could also use ghee. Ghee is clarified butter that is widely used in Indian cuisine. It's available at larger supermarkets and Asian Supermarkets.3. Tomato Paste - To deepen the flavor. But make sure you use it properly. To give it its delicious rich, and slightly sweet taste, bake it for at least 2 minutes.4. Garam masala - An Indian roasted spice mix. Every region has its method of preparation. You can get it at the Asian Supermarket.5. - Storage
Marinating - The chicken can be marinated in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours. Add chicken and marinate it in a freezer box or bag. When defrosting, the chicken will marinate (let it thaw in the fridge)
Refrigerator - Keep the Tikka Masala covered in the fridge for three days.
Freezer - Store the Indian Chicken Curry in the freezer for up to three months. Then, let it thaw in the refrigerator.
Reheating - Reheat the curry in the microwave or place it in a saucepan with a little extra water and reheat over medium heat.
6.- The nutritional value is per person, assuming you eat this with five people.