Monday, June 07, 2010

Chicken Tikka Masala

I cooked this simple Chicken Tikka Masala to go with my Garlic and Cilantro Naan Bread. Normally this dish is cook with Chicken Tikka (baked chicken pieces that have been marinated in yogurt and spices) but I just used fresh chicken pieces in mine.


1 pound chicken meat - cut into bite size pieces
1 medium size onions – finely chopped
3 cloves garlic - chopped
1” ginger- finely chopped
1 can (15 oz)chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp of plain yogurt
3 tbsp of Ghee or oil
½ tsp sugar
Salt to taste

Make into paste with a bit of water:

2 tbsp chili powder (depend on the spiciness you like)
2 tbsp garam masala powder
1 tsp of turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder

1. Heat the ghee or oil in a cooking pan. When oil is hot add in the onions and fry until lightly brown. Add in the garlic and ginger. Continue to stir-fry until fragrant
2. Add the mix spices paste for two minutes or until fragrant (you can add a bit of water if necessary). Add the tomatoes and continuously stir it for 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
3. Add in the chicken cubes and stir fry until the chicken pieces nicely coated with the sauce. Add in about 1 cup of water; bring it up to boil, lower down the heat and covered. Stir the chicken occasionally. Add in sugar, salt and yogurt.
4. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes or until sauce thickens. Dish out and serve warm with rice or naan bread.


Lucy said...

I just want to scoop up the gravy of that tikka with a piece of Gardenia!! =))

Jeannie said...

This certainly looks good! Surprisingly easy too...I was expecting an endless list of ingredients. Got to try this out as soon as I can get hold of some masala powder. Thanks for sharing.

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

another of my favorite dish!! so delicious!!now you make me wanna to cook this dish!!

Rice Palette said...

I've never made a stir-fry with yogurt before, thanks for sharing! :0)

Quinn said...

Thanks Gert, must make some, I have everything in the pantry and it looks easy enough to follow. It's been a while since I last had chicken tikka masala!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Never cook this kind of chicken masala before, look so delicious, must try to cook one day.

Nirmala said...

This looks great, and I don't eat meat!

Shereen said...

Yum...this look so delicious.Will bookmark this...actually,I just bought ready made paste for tikka masala 2 days ago.Mo makan tapi so malas to prepare yang leceh-leceh punya recipe.Yours look so easy without the mile long list.Thank you.

MaryMoh said...

Beautiful tikka masala. I would really enjoy that with rice, nan or paratha...mmmm

Kitchen Corner said...

Delicious! This is super appetizing! One bowl of rice is definitely not enough to go with this!

pigpigscorner said...

I've never cooked this from scratch! Looks so tasty!

tigerfish said...

I like Indian food but never cooked Chicken Tikka Masala. I like to have it with naan too.

WendyinKK said...

The chicken sure taste tender when it's marinated with yogurt.
Gosh.. you make me want to get some rice and eat it with the CTM on my screeen.

ReeseKitchen said...

Yummy! I never try to cook any Indain recipe before, thought those spices are too complicated..;p Those ingredients in your recipe seems quite easy one, but I definetely will add more chili powder..;p

ann low said...

Yes I love this to go with naan. Looks so delicious, makes me drooling...

Cheah said...

This looks easy, thought it would entail a long list of ingredients. Will try this to go with naan too. Thanks for sharing!

ICook4Fun said...

Lucy, this dish is great with roti canai too :)

Jeannie, I made the simplified version. I've seen some recipes with a very long list of ingredients.

Lesley, cook some for yourself :)

Rice Palette, this is not really a stir-fry dish. It need some time to cook it.

Quinn, I make this simplified version so don't expect it to taste like the authentic Tikka Masala dish :)

Sonia, hope you like this.

Nirmala, you can use tofu for this dish.

Shereen, it is good to see you. Hope Simon is well. Actually those ready paste tasted pretty good. I've tried their butter chicken.

ICook4Fun said...

Mary, I heard they have really good Indian food in UK. Is that true?

Kitchen Corner, yea. Have to eat two bowl of rice.

Pigpigcorner, thanks.

Tigerfish, me too.

Wendy, ha ha

Reese, yes. Normally Indian cooking use a lot of spices. Yeap I usually add more chili powder to dishes.

Anncoo, yes this is great with naan.

Cheah, yeap I simplified the method and also the ingredients.

Little Inbox said...

Look at it, and I fall in love with the color! It tastes great with naan, bread or rice!

Olive said...

oh, that looks so mouth-watering. I wish I could have some right now :)

petite nyonya said...

This is exactly my kind of dish! Full of spices and simply delicious!

mycookinghut said...

Looks really good!

natasya said...

Cooked this last week and it was fab. I replaced the chilli pdr with curry pdr and sour cream for the yoghurt simply b'cos that're what I have. Easy and yet very tasty, even better the next day.

Christelle said...

Aha, the British national dish!yes I know that sounds weird! But it actually is a British dish of Indian inspiration, I am surprised that it travelled to the states :)