Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Chicken Tikka Masala


You should try this tonight, as soon as you go out and find the spice "garam masala". Do not make this dish without it. If you just can't find it, here's how you can make your own: 1 T of each of the following- ground coriander, cumin, black pepper, cayenne pepper, fennel seeds, ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, and 1 teaspoon of ground cloves.

Alright, enough chit-chat. Here's the recipe.

Chicken Tikka Masala
adapted from Pioneer Woman

3-4 chicken breasts
cumin
ground corriander
salt
1/2 c plain yogurt
2T olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
2" chunk of ginger, grated
3 T garam masala
28 oz crushed tomatoes
1 t sugar
1 1/2 c heavy cream
cilantro

season chicken with salt, corriander, and cumin.
coat completely in yogurt.
place chicken on a cooling rack on a cookie sheet and broil 10-12" away from flame until slightly blackened on both sides.
meanwhile, in a saucepan, heat oil and saute onion until translucent, then add garlic, ginger, 1 t salt, and 3 T garam masala.
cook for 1 minute.
add tomatoes and sugar.
simmer for at least 15 min.
add heavy cream.
chop up chicken and add to sauce.
add some chopped cilantro.

serve over rice and enjoy with flatbread.


*this dish is GF as long as your yogurt and cream are GF.

1 comment:

madeline said...

that stuff is really good!
hey, by the way, im catching up on my blog more than i used to ;)