May 29, 2014

Chicken tikka masala/Creamy chicken tikka masala/Chicken in creamy tomato sauce with spices/Chicken tikka masala with grill chicken pieces/step by step pictures


This is my first attempt and it`s a good hit too.Chicken is my favorite but DH prefers sea food more than meat recipes.He bought chopped chicken pieces for us recently in super market and for the first time I tried tikka masala which is a very popular dish in India...Iam not a big fan of this kind of masalas,but for once and twice in a month can enjoy...I never tasted this dish or this kind of dishes before and now I understood why it is very famous in restaurants..The name itself sounds rich and the masalas which use in this,makes the dish more delicious and it`s perfectly well goes with rotis,pulkas n naans..Also,along with recipe taste I fell in love with my pictures which are tempting me still, you know...;).Here,In the final result I  got dish in semi dry version,its because of using less tomato puree which is store bought and also because of using cream..Still it was good in taste and I liked it very much...Try this next time instead of cooking regular chicken curry for your loving family and enjoy good applause from them...


ABOUT CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA :

1.Chicken tikka masala is chicken tikka, chunks of chicken marinated in spices and yogurt that is then baked in a tandoor oven, and served in a masala (spice mix) sauce. The sauce usually includes tomatoes, frequently as puree; cream and/or coconut cream; and various spices. The sauce or chicken pieces (or both) are coloured orange with food dyes or using foodstuffs such as turmeric powder, paprika powder or tomato puree.Other tikka masala dishes replace chicken with lamb, fish or paneer.


RICH,CREAMY AND DELICIOUS

CATEGORY- CHICKEN SIDE DISHES FOR ROTI
PREPARATION TIME- 30+ 10 MINUTES
COOKING TIME- 20 MINUTES



WHAT YOU NEED
 Main ingredients
Chicken breast pieces(bone less)- 300 grams
onion-1 big
tomato puree-1 cup
cream-1/4 cup
salt-to taste(add half part)
coriander powder-1tsp
cumin powder-1tsp
chili powder- to taste

FOR MARINATION
oil-1 tsp
lemon juice-1 tsp
garam masala-1 tsp
ginger garlic paste-1/2 tbsp
turmeric powder-1/4tsp
salt-to taste(add half part)
red food colour-pinch(option)
curry leaves-1sprig
cilantro leaves chopped-fist ful
yogurt-1/4 cup

TO COOK MASALA

Oil-1 tbsp
black cumin/shahijeera-1 tsp
dry red chili-1 small
cinnamon stick-1 inch
cloves-3
green cardamom pods-1 big



HOW TO COOK

wash chicken well and let it leave water..Now in a mixing bowl take all the ingredients which mentioned in list under **marination**

Mix in chicken and combine every thing well.Keep aside this for 2-3 hours.. or at least 1 hour..

Now heat a grill pan and apply oil well..Then place the chicken pieces on pan and cook for 15 minutes..In between reverse the pieces to cook all sides evenly..

Now heat a pan with 1 tbsp oil and add spices and fry well.

Then add chopped onion with enough salt and cook til soft..Now add tomato puree..

After half minute add again spice powders in less amount and mix...Add some water this time.

After 2 minutes add grilled chicken pieces and mix every thing..cook for 3-5 minutes in medium flame by closing with lid.

Then add cream and cook for 5 more minutes in low flame.

turn off and serve hot with naan n lemon wedge..:)

STEP WISE PICTURES-EASY TO MAKE



MAHAS NOTES

Replace tomato puree with fresh tomato puree.

Add milk in the place of cream and depending on cream or milk,you may get gravy consistency.

Here,because of adding thick cream it is rich in taste and looking like semi gravy version..

We are adding spices two times in the recipe,One is in marinating and again while gravy making.So,be careful while adding  all spice powders..

Instead of using grill pan you can bake them in oven by arranging in tray with equal distance for 20-30 minutes at 180 degree C. 

Setting chicken pieces to skewers before baking gives a good look and it goes well as a appetizer or party dish.


THANKS FOR WATCHING....BYE BYE..CATCH YOU SOON...
HAPPY COOKING!!HAPPY BLOGGING!!!

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