Chicken Tikka Masala
A yummy creamy chicken recipe with a thick rich gravy. Full of flavor and masalas.
Recipe Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Total Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy
· 2 Tbsp natural yogurt
· 2 chicken breasts, skinned and chopped
· 3 Tbsp single cream
· 7 oz tomatoes paste
· 2 tsp peeled and grated root ginger
· 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
· 3 Tbsp oil
· 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
· 2 medium sized red chillies.
· 1/4 tsp turmeric
· 1/4 tsp paprika
· 1/4 tsp salt
· 1/2 tsp ground cumin
· 1/2 tsp ground coriander
· 1/4 tsp garam masala
· 1 oz fresh coriander leaves
1.Preheat the oven to 350F.
2.Put the chicken pieces into an ovenproof dish and bake for 10 minutes.
3.Meanwhile, blend together the cream, tomatoes, ginger and garlic in a bowl and set it aside.
4.Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the bay leaves (if using) and the onion and fry until the onion begins to turn golden-brown.
5.Add the chilies, turmeric, paprika, salt, cumin, coriander and garam masala and stir for 1 minute.
6.Then add the tomato and cream mixture, cover and cook over a low heat for a further 5 minutes.
7.The curry should look red and creamy, and its texture should be thick and fairly smooth, depending on how small you chopped the onions.
8.Add 5 fl oz water and cook for another minute.
9.Take it off the heat, pour into a serving dish and garnish with the coriander leaves.
10.Serve with naans, or rice.