Perfect Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken tikka masala is a dish consisting of roasted marinated chicken chunks in spiced gravy. The gravy is usually creamy and orange-coloured.
The dish was popularised by cooks from India living in Great Britain and is offered at restaurants around the world.
DIRECTIONS ON PERFECT CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA
In a bowl, combine chicken with all of the ingredients for the chicken marinade; let marinate for an hour (or overnight)
Over medium-high heat, heat oil in a large skillet or pot. When sizzling, add chicken pieces making sure not to crowd the pan.
Fry until browned for only 3 minutes on each side. Set aside and keep warm.
Melt the butter in the same pan. Fry the onions until soft.
Add garlic and ginger and sauté for 1 minute until fragrant, then add garam masala, cumin, turmeric and coriander. Fry for about 20 seconds until fragrant, while stirring occasionally
Pour in the tomato puree, chili powders and salt. Let simmer for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until sauce thickens and becomes a deep brown red colour.
Stir the cream and sugar through the sauce. Add the chicken and its juices back into the pan and cook for an additional 8-10 minutes until chicken is cooked through and the sauce is thick and bubbling.
Pour in the water to thin out the sauce, if needed.
Garnish with cilantro (coriander) and serve with hot garlic butter rice and fresh homemade bread!
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