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Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken tikka in gravy

Recipe by Rajiv Anand of Santa Clara, US

This must be the single most popular indian dish that got popularized by British around the world

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings


    6 Chicken thigh pieces (boneless)

    Marinade for Tikkas

    • 6 tbsp. Yoghurt
    • 1 tsp red chili powder
    • 1 tbsp Garlic paste
    • 2 tbsp Ginger paste
    • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
    • 1 tsp Curry Powder (Garam Masala)
    • 4-5 tsp lemon juice
    • Salt to taste

    For Gravy

    • 2 Tomatoes(chopped)
    • 1 Onion
    • 1 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
    • ½ tsp. Cumin powder
    • ½ tsp. Coriander powder
    • ¼ cup Milk
    • 1 tsp Sugar
    • Salt to taste

    Directions

    Chicken tikka masala is a two step process, Tikka and Gravy. Grilling the chicken definetely flavors this dish but if you do not have a grill, you could use any oven too. Once you have your chicken grilling, you could start the gravy process in parallel. 

    1. Cut chicken into smaller pieces. Drain any water.
    2. Mix all ingredients for the marinade and add chicken into it. Set aside for at least 1 hour
    3. Grill chicken on hot grill (barbecue) to golden brown. Baste butter (or oil) frequently to ensure that chicken remains tender and moist. Do not overcook.
    4. Heat oil and add ginger, garlic paste. Fry a little and add chopped onions.
    5. Keep heat on high to slightly caramelize the onions. Caramelizing onions enhances its flavors for this dish.
    6. When onions turn golden, add chopped tomatoes and keep frying on medium heat until the oil separates.
    7. Add cumin and coriander powder. Mix
    8. Add salt and sugar and drop the chicken tikka pieces in it.
    9. Let it simmer for 5 minutes on low heat and let the flavors mingle a little.
    10. Increase heat to high and incorporate milk slowly. Stirring continously.
    11. Once the gravy is of right consistency, reduce heat to low. Prepare any garnish
    12. Serve with white rice.

    Comments

    farea.i.sharique

    Recipie seems yummy n easy..wl b tryng out tomorow.hope turnsout well.

    Shweta Ballal

    Dear Salma, in case of the above recipe, incorporate milk, means, 'slowly add' or 'unite' the milk with the mixture that is already being cooked on stove. Chances of milk getting curdled is high when it is added in hot things on high flame, resulting in a badly cooked dish in the end. So, in order to avoid reaching such situation, you ought to take care by reducing the flame atleast a couple of mintues before incorporating raw dairy products such as, milk and yoghurt, in a slow and strring fashion. Hope, the explaining I have done here, is, fair enough.

    salma

    salma

    what does mean by incorporate milk?

    salma

    salma

    what does mean by incorporate milk?

    ashi

    looks yummy gonna try ths today n keep posting such recipees.

    rubina

    owshame, dear razib thanks for ur recipe

    Sabiha Khan

    I TRIED THIS RECIPE IT IS SIMPLY SUPERB,DELICIOUS IMADE IT ON LAST THURSDAY EVERY BODY IN MY FAMILY LOVED IT SPECIALLY MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER SHE IS VERY FUSSY ABOUT FOOD

    afifa

    this recipee seems to be very tasy ,and i wanna try it ,mr, chef can u please help me out if i could make it with out using a grill,any substitute,ply reply as soon as psble bcse i wanna try it ,thank u.

    Halima

    Halima

    dear rajiv, your recipe was incredible! It came out so yummy. Thank you so much for posting. You are an awesome cook. can't wait to try your other recipes.

    Halima

    Halima

    I am trying this recipe today. looks yummy.

    shinchi

    I am wordless a man can cook so good. Your recipe is outstanding.Thank you so much.

    kamy

    I love Dhokla and i will be greatfull to try this recipe from here good work

    alethea

    This looks lovely! I like my tikka massala quite creamy so I generally use some cream in the sauce! I've recently bought a trditional tandoor clay pot oven which makes really authentic tikka meat or fish! www.squidoo.com/chickentikkamassala

    Rajiv Anand

    Rajiv Anand

    You can get the red color of the dish by using Deggi mirch and food grade color available in most grocery stores.

    khalid iqbal

    SIMPLY SUPERB DELICIOUS

    chitra k wadhwani

    It's extremely delicious,my whole famil liked it

    Savita Chavan

    delecious!awesome

    lata

    dear Rajiv this recipe is awesome thank you.

    ummesalma

    hii.thnx 4 recipe,but tell me 1 thing tht i dont hav grill,but i hav microwave oven,so tell me hw 2 make tikka in microw,n plz tell me the temp.also which i shuld use...

    farah

    loved it ....keep on giving...ideas...color..fragnence...all beautiful....!!!!

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