Traditional Chicken Tikka Masala
Traditional Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe ( Video )
This traditional Indian chicken dish is very popular, and it is bursting full of colour and flavour.
Added by John on 19 Oct 2009 @ 15:00
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- 3 chicken breasts
- 4 tbsp olive or groundnut oil
- 5 cardamom pods
- 1 a 5cm cinnamon stick
- 1 ½ onions
- 2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
- 2 tsp garlic, minced
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp Coriander powder
- 1 ¼ tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp garam masala powder
- 1 large tomato
- 1 tsp tomato purée
- 150 ml water
- 1 salt to taste
- 1 tin coconut milk, if desired
- 1 Fresh coriander to garnish
- 1 Sharp knife
- 1 chopping board
- 1 plate or tray
- 1 mixing bowl
- 1 large wide pan
- 2 wooden or regular spoons
- 1 bowl for mixing the spices
First, chop up the tomato well, set aside. Next, well chop the onions, set aside. At last, cube the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces, season with a little salt, set aside.
Mix the ginger, garlic, cumin, coriander, turmeric, cayenne, garam masala and paprika together in a bowl.
Add oil into a pan over a medium heat. When it is hot, add the cardamom pods and cinnamon stick, leave for several seconds and then remove. This flavours the oil, giving it a wonderful aroma. Add the onions and cook while stirring, until turns brown.
Add the masala paste and stir for a minute.
Add the tomato and tomato purée and stir for a minute till thoroughly combined. Pour in the water and bring to a gentle simmer, stirring constantly. Taste the sauce and season with salt if necessary.
Mix the chicken cubes into the masala. Simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, keep stirring from time to time, until the chicken is cooked and tender. To check if the chicken is cooked: pierce a knife into the chicken - if it goes straight through and comes out clean, it is done. For a weaker curry flavour, add either 1 small tin of coconut milk or 1 medium sized carton of yoghurt. Mix well and simmer for another 5 minutes.
To serve: Place the chicken on a serving dish, decorate with coriander leaves.