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 Chicken Tikka Masala

     ' Chicken Tikka Masala , an Indian curry that has been designed to appeal to the Western pallet. This is probably the most popular Indian dish , along with a Korma known to Western man. ' 

That said , there are many more curry dishes that have become more and more popular over recent years as Indian cuisine becomes more embedded into our culture. ' 

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Ingredients

  • 1 - 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 - 2 Brown Onions
  • 2 garlic cloves / 1 tsp lazy garlic
  • 30 g Butter

For the curry paste: 

  • 1 teaspoon Ground Fenugreek 
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Hot Chilli Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 2 teaspoons Crushed Ginger Paste
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala 
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Puree

To finish the Tikka :

  • 10 - 15 g Tomato Puree (2 teaspoons )
  • 1 tablespoons Coconut Yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon Single Cream


Method

  • Cut the chicken breast into medium cubes.
  • Dice up your Onion into a container and add the garlic to it. 


For the curry paste : 

  • Add all of the curry paste ingredients into a small mixing dish.

Cooking the curry: 

  • Melt the butter in a frying pan , then add the onions & garlic and cook until soft - about 3 or 4 minutes.
  • Add the chicken to the cooked onions , mix together with a wooden spoon and cover for 5 - 10 minutes.
  • Remove the cover, the chicken will have made a lot of extra juice. Mix in all of the dry ingredients you made up earlier. Mix well into the chicken with a wooden spoon.
  • Recover the pan , and leave to cook for a further 10 minutes.
  • Remove the lid from the pan , then add the single cream to the tikka and mix well with a wooden spoon.
  • Add the coconut yogurt to the curry , and mix with the spoon.
  • Finally add your tomato paste and mix in.
  • Cook for a further 5 - 10 minutes.

   'Serve with pialu rice and naan bread ... '