Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Chicken Tikka Masala

This is a wonderful recipe, that I have recently tried, this recipe is from another blogger.......I couldn't recollect the blog name............but this recipe is wonderful...........got to try it...

Marination Ingredients:

2lbs. boneless chicken breast,1/4 cup yogurt, 3tsp. minced ginger, 3 tsp. crushed garlic, 1/4tsp. black pepper, 1/4 tsp. cumin powder, 1/4 tsp. mace, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, 1/4 tsp. green cardamom powder,1/4tsp. chili powder, 1/4 tsp. turmeric, 3 tbs. lemon juice, 4 tbs. vegetable oil.

Gravy Ingredients:

5 oz. tomato paste, 10 oz. tomato puree, 2 lbs. tomatoes chopped, 2 tsp. ginger paste, 2 tsp. garlic paste, 2 tsp. green chilies, 1 tbs. red chili powder, 2tsp . cloves, 8 green cardamoms, salt to taste, 3tbs. butter, 2/3 cup cream,1 tsp. fenugreek leaves,2 tsp. ginger juliennes, honey to taste, melted margarine.

Whisk all of the ingredients of marination together in a large bowl. Add the chicken breast, cut into 2 inch cubes. Marinate overnight in the refrigerator. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Bake the chicken for 8 minutes, basting with margarine twice. Drain excess marinade and bake for another 2 minutes.While doing this, make the gravy, deseed and chop green chilies. Put tomatoes, tomato paste and tomato puree in a pot and add approximately 4-1/4 cups of water. Add ginger and garlic paste, green chilies, red chili powder, cloves, cardamoms, and salt. Cook over low heat until reduced to a thick sauce. Strain through a strainer and bring to a boil. Add butter and cream. Stir. If the gravy tastes sour, add honey to taste. Add fenugreek and ginger juliennes, stir, and serve with the chicken. Goes well with Rice or Naan.

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