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Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala

Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala

. Make this iconic curry at home!!! It's a stunner - and although there's an extensive looking list of ingredients, it's astonishingly straight forward. Far better than paste in a jar, less oily than restaurants, and you can get everything you need from s

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How to cook rice easily and perfectly every time

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How to cook rice easily and perfectly every time

Ingredients

number of servings
4

CHICKEN TIKKA MARINADE

  • 600 g chicken thigh boneless, skinless cut into 1cm cubes) Added to
  • 12 Cup plain yoghurt, full fat besst (Greek is fine) Added to
  • 6 cloves garlic( minced) Added to
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger(grated) Added to
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala Added to
  • 1 teaspoon each salt(cumin, ground coriander, paprka sweet, normal or ssmokey)) Added to
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Added to
  • 0.13 teaspoon cayenne pepper Added to
  • pinch ground black pepper Added to
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice Added to

COOKING CHICKEN

  • 3 tablespoon oil Added to

CURRY SAUCE SPICES

  • 2 teaspoon turmeric Added to
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala Added to
  • 2 teaspoon coriander Added to
  • 1 teaspoon cumin Added to
  • 0.13 teaspoon cardomon powder Added to
  • 0.13 teaspoon cayenne pepper Added to

CURRY SAUCE

  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil Added to
  • 1 onion(finely chopped brown, white or yellow) Added to
  • 1 teaspoon salt Added to
  • 2 tablespoon fresh ginger(grated) Added to
  • 6 cloves garlic(crushed or grated) Added to
  • 1 tablespoon paprika (not smoked) Added to
  • 400 ml tomato passata (tomato puree) Added to
  • 400 ml water Added to
  • 1 ml cream (thickened or pure is fine) Added to
  • 1 teaspoon sugar Added to
  • 50 g unsalted butter OR ghee Added to

SERVING

  • basmati rice Added to
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Directions

60 min.
1. Step

CHICKEN TIKKA:

2. Step

Combine all ingredients except chicken in a bowl and mix. Add chicken and turn well to coat.Cover with cling wrap and leave in fridge to marinate overnight (3 hours minimum).

Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala - preparation step 1

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3. Step

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non stick pan over high heat until smoking. Add half the chicken and spread out. Leave for 2 minutes or until charred. Turn each piece and cook the other side until charred - don't worry if not cooked inside. ( Video helpful here) Remove into bowl.

Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

4. Step

Scrape out charred bits left in pan and discard. Add more oil if required and cook remaining chicken.Wipe skillet with paper towels (or do this part in a pot as you need a lid). Turn heat down to medium high.

Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

5. Step

SAUCE:

6. Step

Add oil and butter. When butter is melted, add onions, ginger and salt.

Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

7. Step

Cook, stirring constantly to ensure it doesn't burn, until the ginger is starting to turn golden and the onions smell sweet, about 5 - 7 minutes.

Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

8. Step

Reduce the heat to medium. Add the garlic and paprika, and cook for 2 minutes.Add the Curry Sauce Spices, and cook a further 2 minutes, stirring.

Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

9. Step

Add tomato passata and water, and mix. Bring to a simmer, then cover and reduce heat to low.Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

10. Step

Pour curry into a bowl, then use a stick blender to puree until smooth .

Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

11. Step

Return sauce to skillet. Add cream, sugar and butter. Stir to melt the butter.

Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

12. Step

Add chicken, stir. Simmer for a few minutes until the chicken is cooked through.Optional: Sprinkle with a pinch of extra garam masala at the end.

Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

13. Step

Serve over basmati rice, sprinkled with coriander/cilantro if desired. Try this No Yeast Flatbread as a quick naan!

Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

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