CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA RECIPE

Grilled chicken cubes are cooked in spicy tomato and cream gravy for a delicious taste.  Follow the easy recipe and cook spicy chicken tikka masala. Serve it with rice,  naan or roti or enjoy it as a starter.

Preparation Time: 90 minutes (including marination time)
Cooking Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Ingredients:

  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper (red pepper) powder
  • 2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger (finely chopped)
  • Salt as per taste (for marinade)
  • 3 chicken breast (boneless, cut into small cubes)
  • 4 skewers
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • A clove of garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • Salt as per taste (for sauce)
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup cream
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander (finely chopped)

Preparation Instructions:

  • Combine yogurt, lemon juice, 2 tsp cumin powder, cinnamon powder, cayenne pepper powder, black pepper powder, ginger and  salt in a big bowl. Mix well and add chicken  pieces.  Mix again, cover and refrigerate for an hour.
  • After an hour, preheat the grill  on high heat. Oil the grill grate and insert the marinated chicken pieces into the 4 skewers equally.
  • Now put the skewers over the grill grate and cook each side for 5 minutes.
  • Melt butter in a heavy pan over medium heat. Saute garlic and jalapeno for two minutes.  Add  jalapeno and salt (some salt is also added to marinade) and fry for  a minute.
  •  Add tomato sauce and cream. Now simmer on low heat till sauce become thick (approximately 15 minutes.) Add grilled chicken pieces and cook them for 10 minutes.
  •  Transfer chicken tikka masala on a plate and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

 Tips:

  • If the chicken cubes seems half-cooked after grilling, don’t worry. They will cook well in the tomato gravy.

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