Sunday, 20 September 2009

Chicken tikka masala recipe


Chicken tikka masala recipe - How to make a chicken tikka masala

If you always wanted to cook a chicken tikka masala at home then Chef Jeenas chicken tikka masala recipe is the curry recipe for you.

Chef uses Quorn vegetarian chicken in this masala recipe but real fresh chicken can be used.

This is a very tasty curry recipe and quite spicy, you can add less chilli if you prefer a more mild curry.

In this chicken tikka masala recipe Chef makes two variations of the chicken tikka masala. There is the wonderful red and spicy chicken tikka curry and then the creamy chicken tikka where yogurt or milk is added at the end of cooking.

Chefs chicken tikka curry tastes delicious, aromatic and authentic with all of the flavour of a chicken tikka masala curry that you know so well.

Why not make a home made naan bread to go with this scrumptious curry?




Ingredients for chicken tikka masala recipe

1 Pack of Quorn chicken pieces or fresh diced chicken breast
3 large Tomatoes
2 large handfuls Mushrooms (chopped)
2 medium Onions (chopped)
3 Green chillies
3 Garlic cloves (minced)
3-4 inch fresh Ginger (minced)
1 tsp Tomato puree
Rice bran oil or other flavourless oil
2 Tbsp Water
Drizzle oil
1/4 cup Water
2 Tbsp of Milk or Yogurt (optional)


Marinade

3 Garlic cloves (minced)
4-5 tsp Lemon juice
3/4 tsp Red colouring
1/2 Paprika
1 inch Ginger (minced)
1 tsp Tomato puree
2 Green chillies with seeds
Pinch salt

Spices

1 tsp Paprika
2 large pinches Dried methi leaves
1 pinch Dried curry leaves
1+1/2 tsp Ground cumin
1+1/2 tsp Ground coriander
1/2 tsp Garam masala
Pinch salt and black pepper
2/3 tsp Cardamon powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric

'Note... Use less chilli if you prefer a more mild curry, it will still taste fabulous.'





How to make a chicken tikka masala


In a bowl mix the marinade ingredients together.

Add the quorn or fresh chicken, stir then cover and leave in the fridge for a few hours.



Chop the tomatoes then blend.

Pour a generous amount of oil into a large pan and cook the onions for 5-8 minutes on a medium heat.



Add the garlic and ginger.

Chop at the ginger and garlic and stir evenly.



Use scissors to chop the green chillies into the pan with the seeds.




Add the cumin, coriander, turmeric, curry leaves, methi leaves, paprika and 1/2 tsp cardamom.
Stir very well then add the blended tomatoes and 1/4 cup of water.



Add the tomato puree and simmer for 10-15 minutes.




After 10-15 minutes add the salt and pepper, 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom and garam masala.

Simmer for 20 minutes.



Do not boil the chicken tikka curry sauce or else the aromatic spices will turn bland.



Add the mushrooms simmer for 20 minutes.


You may need to add 1- 2 tablespoons of water and a drizzle of oil to loosen the up the tikka curry sauce.


Do not add too much water or else your curry sauce will turn into a stew.




Add the quorn pieces or fresh chicken pieces and stir well, simmer for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.




You should be left with a thick and spicy aromatic chicken tikka masala.



If you want more of a creamy chicken tikka masala then you can add a few tablespoons of milk or yogurt and simmer for 2 minutes until hot and creamy.



Enjoy Chefs chicken tikka masala recipe.


Serve with fresh basmati rice and home made naan bread.



Or enjoy a creamy chicken tikka masala recipe.




For more curry recipes see Chefs
:

Curry recipes page 1

Curry recipes page 2

14 comments:

Happy cook said...

For me with cream please, supe yumm. Love the vibrant colour too.

Rekha shoban said...

wow its looks yummmmmmmmmy and delicious!!!

Vrinda said...

My all time fav,me too posted Tikka long b4..looks colorful and yumm..Instead of mushrooms i used bell peppers and some cashew nuts...

Gita said...

Wow Jeena...the tikka masala looks absolutely delicious...love the gorgeous color...this is my favorite chicken :)

Parita said...

Oh my what gorgeous color!

Palidor said...

I've only made chicken tikka once and it didn't look nowhere near as tasty as yours! So, so delicious!!

Ivy said...

Wow, looks great, I prefer the creamier one with the yoghurt.
(Thanks for asking, I feel great now).

Juliana said...

Oh! I love this dish, when at Indian restaurant I always have to order it...thanks for the recipe and all the details..I'll definitely give a try :-)

Erica said...

mmmmm I think the naan is a requirement to soak up all that spicy goodness!!

Pavithra said...

Wow this looks great and yum yumm...

Arabic Bites said...

Wow, I'm definitely bookmarking this yummy recipe & try it soon.

zainab :)

lissie said...

gorgeous clicks, Jeena! going by the looks, I prefer the first one.. but would love to have the creamy one with Nan...! :)

isa said...

It looks so delicious!
I'm going to try this:))

Jill said...

This looks sooo yummy! I will try to make it.