Friday, 3 April 2009

Chicken Tikka Masala

"This is an easy recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala - Chicken marinated in yogurt and spices and then served in a tomato cream sauce. Serve with rice or warm pita bread."


* 235 ml yogurt
* 15 ml lemon juice
* 4 g ground cumin
* 2 g ground cinnamon
* 4 g cayenne pepper
* 4 g freshly ground black pepper
* 6 g minced fresh ginger
* 25 g salt, or to taste
* 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
* 4 long skewers
* 15 g butter
* 1 clove garlic, minced
* 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
* 4 g ground cumin
* 5 g paprika
* 20 g salt, or to taste
* 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
* 235 ml heavy cream
* 10 g chopped fresh cilantro


1. In a large bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, black pepper, ginger, and 4 teaspoons salt. Stir in chicken, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
2. Preheat a grill for high heat.
3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Thread chicken onto skewers, and discard marinade. Grill until juices run clear, about 5 minutes on each side.
4. Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic and jalapeno for 1 minute. Season with 2 teaspoons cumin, paprika, and 3 teaspoons salt. Stir in tomato sauce and cream. Simmer on low heat until sauce thickens, about 20 minutes. Add grilled chicken, and simmer for 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter, and garnish with fresh cilantro.

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