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Chicken Tikka Masala

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Chicken Tikka Masala
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Chicken Tikka Masala is one of my favorite dishes. It's basically a British-Indian spicy curry dish made with chicken and a creamy, tomato-based sauce.

Admittedly, it's not the easiest dish to make for someone who cooks sporadically, and it's definitely not the cheapest (my heart sinks whenever I have to throw away the marinade. Yogurt is expensive!) but I assure you, it will be so worth it.
Ingredient and Portion
1 & 1/4 cups yogurt
1 tbsp and 3/4 tsp lemon juice
2 & 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 & 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2& 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2& 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp & 3/4 tsp minced fresh ginger
1 tbsp and 2 tsps salt, or to
taste
3-3/4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces


5 long skewers /barbecue sticks



1 tbsp and 3/4 tsp butter
1-1/4 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/4 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
2-1/2 tsp ground cumin
2-1/2 tsp paprika
1 tbsp and 3/4 tsp salt
1 & 1/4 packs of 250g tomato sauce
1-1/4 cups cream
1/4 cup and 1 tbsp chopped cilantro or wansoy (fresh)
Method
Marinade:
1) In a big bowl, combine the yogurt, lemon juice, 2 & 1/2 teaspoons cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, black pepper, ginger, and the salt.

2) Mix in chicken, cover, and leave in refrigerator for about hour.
2. Turn on the grill to preheat.
3. Pour a little oil on the grill. Skewer the chicken and throw out the marinade.

4. Keep grilling until the marinade on the chicken turns clear. (5 mins on each side, probably)

5. In a large skillet (medium heat), melt the butter and sautee the garlic and jalapeno peppers for about a minute. Put in the cumin, paprika, paprika and salt.

6. Mix in tomato sauce and cream, allow to simmer on low heat about 20 minutes, before adding the grilled chicken. Let simmer for 10 minutes.

7. Transfer to serving plate and garnish with wansoy/cilantro/coriander.


Tips
You can eat this with rice or flatbreads like the poppadom, naan, roti, or chapati.
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