Chicken Tikka Masala

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Probably every Indian must be familiar with Chicken Tikka and Chicken Tikka Masala. Once in a lifetime every North Indian must have ordered chicken tikka for starters. 😀 Have you ever tried chicken tikka masala curry? Well, I have never tried that, neither eating nor the cooking part.:D Though I had chicken tikka many times at restaurant. That is the only one boneless chicken dish I have ever liked and loved. Have you ever thought of cooking chicken tikka masala? If NO, then think again and must try this at home.
This chicken tikka masala is very creamy, full of flavors, not so spicy and rich chicken dish which you can prepare within 30mins. Serve this chicken tikka masala with paratha, naan, jeera rice or plain rice and some vinegar onion on the side. Taste divine. 🙂
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Serves 4
For Marination

  • 1 1/2 Pound chicken (Boneless, I prefer with bones)
  • 1/2 Cup thick curd
  • 1 Tsp cumin powder
  • 1 Tsp coriander powder
  • 1 Tsp garam masala
  • 1 Tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt as required

For curry

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/2 Cup tomato puree
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1 Tbsp cumin-coriander powder
  • 1 Tsp garam masala
  • 1 Tsp red chili powder (optional)
  • 1/4 Cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 Tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 Tsp sugar
  • Salt as required
  • Chopped coriander leaves

Learn Step By Step Recipe With Pictures For Chicken Tikka Masala
Step 1- In a large bowl take all the marination ingredients and combine well. Cover the bowl and let the chicken marinade for 1hr or more in fridge. Preheat the broiler and place the marinated chicken pieces on the rack and broil for 8-10mins or more if required. Let the chicken pieces cool down

Step 2- Heat butter in a pan/kadhai and add chopped onions and ginger. Fry them until golden brown. Cool the onions in a plate and grind to a smooth paste. Grinding is option. You can cook also until soft and translucent. Add the onion-ginger paste to the pan again with some butter. Fry for 2mins on high flame and then add cumin-coriander powder and garam masala. Mix the spices and cook for 2mins

Step 3- Add the tomato puree and cook until the raw snell of tomato goes. Then add red chili powder, sugar, salt, black pepper powder, heavy cream and half cup of water. Mix everything and let it cook on low medium flame for 15-16mins

Step 4- Now add the broiled chicken and cook for another 5mins. Turn off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves

Serve hot with rice, naan, chapati, paratha or jeera rice and enjoy the delicious meal. 🙂
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