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Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken tikka masala is a dish of roasted chicken tikka in a spicy sauce. The sauce is usually creamy, spiced and orange-coloured. Chicken tikka masala has been found to be the most popular dish in British restaurants and it has been called "a true British national dish".

Ingredients:
Marinade:

  1. Chicken: 4 breast piece cut into bit size chunks
  2. Curd: 1 cup
  3. Lemon Juice: 1tbsp
  4. Cumin Powder: 2 tsp
  5. Cinnamon Powder: 1 tsp
  6. Chilli Powder: 2 tbsp
  7. Slat: 1 tsp
  8. Ginger Garlic Paste: 1 tbsp

Sauce:

  1. Green Chilli: 2 finely chopped
  2. Garlic: 8-10 minced
  3. Cumin Powder: 1 tbsp
  4. Red Chilli Powder: 1 tbsp
  5. Turmeric Powder: 1 tsp
  6. Tomato: 1 large finely chopped
  7. Cream: 1 cup
  8. Slat : as per taste
  9. Oil: 1 tsp
  10. Butter: 1/4 stick

Procedure:
Mix all the ingredients for the marinade and let it soak in for 20 mins.
In the meanwhile heat the grill to high.
Thread in the chicken chunks of chicken into skewers.
Grill the chicken chunks for 5 mins till it gets little chared in all sides.
In a heavy bottom pan heat oil, add butter till it melts.
Add the chopped green chilli and minced garlic and cook for 2-4 mins or till the raw smell is gone.
Add the red chilli powder and cook for 1-2 mins, add the cumin powder and tomatoes, salt and cook with the lid on till the tomatoes are mushy.
Remove the lid and cook till oil oozes out.
Add the cream and 1/4 cup of water and bring it to a boil.
Add the grilled chicken chunks, put on the lid and let it simmer for 5-8mins.
Remove the lid and continue cooking at low flame till the gravy thickens.

Turn off the heat and serve it hot with roti or naan and enjoy.
Till then happy blogging
Rakhee

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