Spooniful Recipes: Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

Chicken Tikka Masala RecipeChicken Tikka Masala Recipe

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For the marinade
1 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons garam masala
1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, minced
1 teaspoon salt
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
For the masala sauce
1 medium red onion, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 1-inch piece peeled ginger root, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons clarified butter or ghee
3 teaspoons garam masala
1 whole red chili, crushed slightly with the back of a knife (optional)
2 large ripe tomatoes, deseeded and finely chopped
1 cup heavy cream
salt to taste
  1. Mix all marinade ingredients and pour over chicken in a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours, preferably overnight.
  2. Cook chicken in a large pan over high heat until nearly cooked through, then transfer to a plate and set aside. You’ll want the chicken to finish cooking in the sauce. Discard the remainer of the marinade.
  3. Combine onion, garlic and ginger in a blender until smooth. Heat the clarified butter in a medium saucepan, then pour in onion mixture. Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. If you want yours on the spicier side, throw in a whole red chili.
  4. Add garam masala and tomatoes, lower heat slightly and cook until tomatoes cook down into the sauce, about 15 minutes.
  5. Add chicken, and cook for another 15 minutes.
  6. Add heavy cream, remove from heat, fish out the whole chili, taste for salt and allow to stand and thicken for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Serve with basmati rice, chopped cilantro, yogurt and lime wedges…READ MORE