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Chicken Tikka Masala

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  Boneless chicken breasts 4 , cubed
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 2 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 , quartered
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Fresh root ginger 2 Inch, peeled
  Natural yogurt 12 Ounce (375 Gram)
  Chopped parsley 2 Tablespoon (For Garnish)
For masala
  Ghee/Butter 3 Ounce (75 Gram)
  Onion 1 , finely sliced
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), finley sliced
  Turmeric 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chili powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Cardamom pod 20 , seeds taken, husk discarded
  Ground coriander 1 Teaspoon
  Aniseed 2 Teaspoon

Place the chicken in a bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Coat the chicken, then cover and set aside.
Place the onion, garlic and ginger in a food processor or blender and chop finely.
Add the yogurt and strain in the lemon juice from the chicken.
Puree, then pour over the chicken.
Cover and put in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
Remove the chicken pieces, reserving the marinade.
Thread the chicken cubes on to kebab skewers and place them under a preheated grill.
Grill as slowly as possible for 6-8 minutes until just cooked through.
Remove the chicken from the skewers.
Meanwhile, make the masala.
Melt the ghee or butter in a wok, add the onion and garlic and fry for 4-5 minutes until soft.
Sprinkle on the turmeric, chilli powder and cinnamon, stir well and fry for 1 minute.
Add the cardamom, coriander and aniseed and stir-fry for 2 minutes, then add the reserved yogurt marinade.
Mix well and bring to the boil.
Add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes.
Garnish with the chopped parsley and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Side Dish
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 502 Calories from Fat 241

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g42.2%

Saturated Fat 15.6 g78%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 167.8 mg55.9%

Sodium 930.3 mg38.8%

Total Carbohydrates 20 g6.7%

Dietary Fiber 5.6 g22.2%

Sugars 7.5 g

Protein 45 g90.5%

Vitamin A 26.4% Vitamin C 42.1%

Calcium 22.5% Iron 23%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe