Sunday, October 5, 2008

Indian at Home

We had two leftover steaks that we needed to use up.
We wanted to make Indian food so I took my chicken Tikka Masala recipe and instead of adding chicken added our steaks.

Recipe from "Complete Indian Cooking"

"Chicken" Tikka Masala

Masala Sauce
4 tablespoons ghee or vegetable oil
2 onion, thinly sliced. I used just 1 onion because I wasnt using a lot of meat and I wanted a good balance
1 inch piece of ginger root, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 cardamoms, bruised. I did not have these and couldn't find them at the grocery store and I didn't have time to visit Penzys
2 teaspoons garam masala
2 teaspoons coriander
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons tomato paste
4 tablespoons hot water I used some of the boiling water that was cooking my rice
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
We threw in some frozen peas

Make the sauce by heating the ghee or oil in a large skillet or saucepan; add the onion, ginger, and garlic and cook over gentle heat, stirring frequently, until softened but not colored.

Add the spices and fry, stirring for 1-2 minutes until fragrant, then add the cream, tomato paste, water, sugar, and salt. Bring slowly to a boil, stirring, then lower the heat, and simmer gently, stirring, for 10-15 minutes. We cooked the sauce for about 10 minutes and for the last 5 minutes we included the precooked meat and the frozen peas.

We served this over some brown rice and had Trader Joes Garlic Naan on the side. It was really really good. I'll be making it again.

1 comment:

KMAYS said...

That sounds SO good. I love Indian food.