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Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 4

Cook Time : 40

Total Time : 44

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • Boneless chicken breasts halved lengthwise 1 kgs

  • garlic cloves finely grated 5-6 nos

  • ginger 3 tsp

  • Turmeric 2 tsp

  • Garam Masala 2 tsp

  • Coriander Powder 2 tsp

  • Ground Cumin 2 tsp

  • Plain curd 1 1/2 cups

  • Salt to taste 1/2 tsp

  • Oil 4 tbsp

  • onion 1 nos

  • Tomato puree 1/2 cups

  • Cardamom pods 4-5 nos

  • tomatoes 3 nos

  • heavy cream 2 cups

  • chopped fresh cilantro 3/4 cups

Directions

  • 01

    First make marinate for chicken by combining garlic, ginger, turmeric, garam masala, coriander, and cumin in a small bowl.

  • 02

    Whisk yogurt, salt, and half of spice mixture in a medium bowl; add chicken and turn to coat. Cover and chill minimum 4 hours. Cover and chill remaining spice mixture.

  • 03

    Heat ghee in a large heavy pot over medium heat. Add onion, tomato paste and cardamom to cook, until tomato paste has darkened and onion is soft.

  • 04

    Add remaining half of spice mixture and cook, stirring often, until bottom of pot begins to brown.

  • 05

    Add tomatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often and cook until sauce thickens.

  • 06

    Add cream and chopped cilantro. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens, 30-40 minutes.

  • 07

    Meanwhile, preheat broiler. Arrange chicken on rack in a single layer. Broil until chicken starts to blacken in spots.

  • 08

    Cut chicken into bite-size pieces, add to sauce, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until chicken is cooked through, 8-10 minutes. Serve with rice and cilantro sprigs.

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