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Chicken Tikka Masala

Tender chicken pieces in a creamy, spicy tomato sauce
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 4

Ingredients

For the marinade

  • 1 cup plain yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp ginger freshly grated
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced or better pureed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garam masala spice mix
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes
  • pepper
  • 4 chicken breasts

For the sauce

  • 1 tbsp ginger freshly grated
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced or better yet pureed
  • 1 large onion minced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp garam masala spice mix
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Wash the chicken, pat dry and cut into bite sized pieces. Place in a bowl.
  • Mix all the ingredients of the marinade with the chicken and leave in there for at least 30 minutes.
  • In a big pan, heat a table spoon of vegetable oil and add the onions, the garlic and the ginger. Fry and stir over medium heat for five minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste, garam masala and paprika and stir for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the canned tomatoes and the water and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Finally add the chicken with the marinade to the sauce and stir in the coconut milk. Cook until the chicken is just cooked through.
  • Season with salt to taste.
  • Serve with basmati rice. Enjoy!