Chicken Tikka Masala

“Spicy tomato-based-sauce Indian dish.”
READY IN:
45mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mix: onions, ginger, garlic, cumin, corriander, tumeric, cayenne, paprika, and garam masala in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Put a heavy bottomed pan over medium/high heat. Once hot, add ghee/oil. Let ghee/oil heat for a few seconds.
  3. Add cinnamon stick and cardamom pods. Shake pan to keep spices moving. Saute for 15 to 30 seconds to let the flavors infuse into the ghee/oil. Do NOT let the spices burn.
  4. Add the masala paste (the spices, onion, garlic, and ginger mixture you set aside earlier).
  5. Lower heat to low/medium. Stir while onions sweat. Saute for about 5 minutes, or until onions are soft but not brown.
  6. Add canned tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir.
  7. Add water. Stir.
  8. Let mixture simmer for 5-10 minutes. While mixture simmers, season cubed chicken with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  9. Add seasoned, raw chicken.
  10. Cook over medium heat for 10-15 minutes. Stir every few minutes.
  11. Check for doneness. If not done, continue to simmer until chicken is cooked through.
  12. Turn heat off. Stir in yogurt.
  13. Turn heat onto low/med. Bring to a simmer. Simmer for 3 minutes.
  14. You're done! Serve with rice or naan.

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