Chicken Tikka Masala
This Chicken Tikka Masala is a great dish that blends all the spices together in a thick yogurt sauce. It has a little heat and a touch of sweetness as well. My all-time favorite Indian recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 6 servings
- 1 lb boneless chicken breast
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
- 1 tsp curry powder
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
- 1/4 tsp black peppercorns
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 star anise
- 1 lb grape or cherry tomatoes
- 1/4 cup cashews
- 2 shallots
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp ginger
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 cups water
- 3 green chilies
- salt to taste
- cilantro for garnishing
Combine yogurt, curry powder, ginger garlic paste, and salt in a bowl.
Stir and then add chicken.
Cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours, preferably overnight.
Remove the chicken from the fridge and let it come up to room temperature.
Preheat the broiler and line a roasting pan with aluminum foil.
Place the chicken in the prepared roasting pan, squeeze some lemon juice over the chicken and then place it in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
While the chicken is roasting, heat some oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black peppercorns, bay leaves, Star anise, and cinnamon, cook for 1 minute.
Add the shallots, tomatoes, cashews, green chilies and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
Add the fresh garlic, fresh ginger, tomato paste, and season with salt cook until fragrant.
Add water and cook for 15-20 minutes.
Discard the star anise, cinnamon, and bay leaves.
Remove the mixture from the heat and let it come to room temperature.
Blend the mixture and then pass it through a sieve.
Place the chicken in the smooth mixture and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Season with salt.
Garnish with cilantro if desired and serve over basmati rice
Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 23.6mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1.7mg