Apr 9, 2009

Chicken Tikka Masala


Ingredients:
For Blending:
  • Cashew - 5 nos
  • Tomatoes - 2 medium

For Marination:
  • Chicken - 15 pieces
  • Turmeric pdr - 1/4 tsp
  • Any Chicken Curyr pdr - 1 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Kasthuri Methi - 1 tsp
  • Curd - 1 cup
  • Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - lil
  • Oil - 1 tsp

Other Ingredients for the Masala:
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cinnamon - 1
  • Cardamom - 2
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Finely chopped or ground onion - 1 medium
  • Salt
  • Chilli pdr - 1 tsp
  • Cumin pdr - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander pdr - 1 tbsp
  • Cream (opt) - I used half n half - 1 tbsp
  • Corianderleaves - for garnish

Preparation:

Blend Cashewnuts(5) and Tomato(2 medium) and keep aside.

Marinate Chicken with turmeric pdr + any chicken curry pdr + Ginger garlic paste + Kasthuri Methi + Curd + 1/2 tsp lemon juice + Salt + oil. Marinate the veggies (capsicum, onion, tomato, green chilli) with the same spices as mentioned above.

Fry the chicken and the veggies in a pan else grill them in a griller. Once they get well cooked, set it aside.

In heated oil, add whole garam masala(cloves, cinnamon, cardamom) + cumin seeds + finely chopped onion (you can also grind it to a paste) + salt + chilli pdr + sprinkle some water + turmeric pdr + cumin pdr + corriander pdr + blended tomato paste. Cook this closed for 2 mins. After 2 minutes and the spices smell leaves, add the grilled chicken and veggies. Finally add some cream (opt) and garnish with coriander leaves.

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