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Chicken Tikka Masala (photos)



This is "The national dish of England" Maybe by way of India, or Pakastan, or wherever. It starts with chicken.



For two servings, use three chicken thighs, deboned and cubed, 8 oz plain Greek yogurt, half a lemon, 2 Tablespoons of Garam Masala (coriander, black pepper, cumin, cardamom and cinnamon if you want to make your own), salt, black pepper, cayenne and 1/2 Tablespoon of ground fresh ginger.



Mix the yogurt and chicken in a glass bowl, then add the Garam Masala.



Grind 1/2 Tablespoon of ginger (plus 1 1/2 Teaspoons for later)



and add the ginger, 1 teaspoon Black Pepper, 1 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper to the mix.



Mix well and marinate in the refrigerator for two hours



While the chicken is marinating, make the sauce:

You will need:

2 Tablespoons oil, 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 1/2 Teaspoons minced ginger, 1 large onion sliced, 1 Tablespoon tomato paste, 2 Teaspoons Smoked Paprica, 1 1/2 teaspoons Garam Masala, 1 can tomato sauce, 1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar, 2/3 cup heavy cream.



Cut the onions, mince garlic and ginger



and saute in oil and butter.



add Tomato Paste, Garam Masala, and Smoked Paprica



and mix well - as the Garam Masala and Smoked Paprica begin to get hot the smell in the kitchen begins to get incredible.



Add the tomato sauce red wine vinegar and heavy cream



and mix well







The sauce is finished! This dish is served over rice. I recommend Basmati.



It has a wonderful smell and hints of popcorn in the taste.

Time to broil the chicken. First heat a broiling pan under the broiler on high.



Then oil the pan and add the chicken.



Broil under high heat for about five or six minutes. You want the chicken to be dark brown (well done) before you take it out.



Add to sauce.





Plate with rice, a little chopped parsley and a bit of crusty bread.



On the table with a glass of Shiraz, a little fruit and you have dinner.



A nice meal, difficult to post after two glasses of wine.





This post was edited on 9/14 at 9:57 am



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LSUZombie
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One of my favorite dishes and your's looks outstanding





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Powerman
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Looks great

Indian food is a lot of work

I'm glad you've proved that out through pictures because I have a tough time convincing people of it

A lot of prep to do it right

I'll try this recipe






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bsramzy
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Thanks for the pictures. By far one of my favorite dishes.





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Very nice. All of those flavors would make the chicken palatable to me. Thanks for the pics.





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I spent a few years in London and I truly miss a good Tikka Masala after a night out in Soho. Yours looks excellent btw. I am going to have to make this. Inspiration!





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John McClane
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Looks amazing





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Darla Hood
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There really are a lot of steps in that dish. You worked hard, MeridianDog! Looks wonderful.





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Outstanding!







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G Love
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This is a staple in our house. I going to give yours a try.





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Gris Gris
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How about putting your recipe in the recipe thread, please?





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MeridianDog
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quote:

Indian food is a lot of work


Cook either by myself or with the wife. Actually enjoy the process and it gets me calmed down after work.

So I don't mind if a dish gets complicated.






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Gris Gris
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It doesn't look difficult. Just has a lot of steps and flavors. I agree with you about the destressing. Cooking does that for me. It's a great distraction. I can forget just about anything bothering me when I cook.





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Dude that looks great
I always enjoy that when eating Indian



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MeridianDog
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quote:

There really are a lot of steps in that dish


Not as bad as it looks. When the smell gets going is when it gets difficult.

This is one of the best smelling dishes I know.






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John McClane
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Eta: damn iPad didn't copy

Amen to that was in reference to saying how it calms OP down after work



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MeridianDog
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quote:

How about putting your recipe in the recipe thread, please?


Will do that tomorrow. Too relaxed tonight.

Maybe I'll post my recipe for toaster toast too...






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