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Chicken tikka masala

Ingredients to marinate :

Marinate for about 1 hour

Chicken - 500 gms of boneless chicken

ginger & garlic paste - 4 tsp

turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

chilli powder - 1 tsp

garam masala - 1 tsp

cumin powder - 1/2 tsp

dhaniya powder - 1 tsp

salt to taste

curd - 1/2 cup beaten well

To Marinate the chicken

Take the beaten curd and mix all the above powders together and add salt 

Cut the chicken into medium size pieces and add it to the curd mixture, close the vessel with a lid and let it to marinate for about an hour.

For the Gravy

Ingredients :

Onion - 1 chopped

tomato puree - out of one small tomato

ginger & garlic paste - 2 tsp

turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

coriander powder - 2 tsp 

ginger & garlic paste - 1 tsp

salt to taste

oil - 8 tsp

garam masala powder - 2 tsp

coriander leaves

Ground almond - 2 tsp (optional)

Fresh Cream is optional to garnish

Preparation :

For the chicken

After the chicken is marinated, take them and bake them well in a pan with the flame very low in the stove  or we you can put the chicken on the grill and cook it till they are cooked

For the gravy :

Heat oil in a pan , fry onions till they turn golden brown.

Add ginge & garlic paste and let them fry till the oil seperates 

Then add all the masala powders to it, and then add the tomato puree.

Add salt to taste and then add little warm waterand the ground almond paste its optional to add  and let the gravy to come to a boil.

Then add the cooked chicken pieces, and let the gravy come  to a boil after adding the chicken pieces.

Remove the dish from the stove and add the coriander leaves , and the cream ( optional ) to granish

You can serve this hot with chappathis and rotis

Tip :

Ground almond just adds a little more flavour but its not at all required

Fresh cream is also optional some may not like it, you can find the fresh cream in the diary section in all grocery stores where u can find the whipping cream


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