Monday, April 18, 2011

Chicken Tikka Masala

I have posted this recipe before here but I haven't posted photos before :)
I made a little Indian feast for dinner tonight. Chicken Tikka Masala, Basmati rice, samosas, garlic naan, and mint chutney.

Recipe from "Complete Indian Cooking"

Chicken Tikka Masala

1 package of chicken breasts, my package had about 3 breasts which I drizzles with olive oil, salted and pepper and baked in a 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes. Dice into bite size pieces.

4 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 onion, thinly sliced. I used just 1 onion
1 inch piece of ginger root, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
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
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
A few handfuls of frozen peas

Make the sauce by heating the 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 basmati rice, had Trader Joes Garlic Naan on the side. I also bought a package of 4 samosas that came with packets of mint chutney.

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