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Murg Tikka Masala

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Ingredients
  Chicken thigh 6 (Boneless)
  Yoghurt 6 Tablespoon
  Red chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic paste 1 Tablespoon
  Ginger paste 2 Tablespoon
  Cumin powder 1 Teaspoon
  Curry powder 1 Teaspoon (Garam Masala)
  Lemon juice 5 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Tomatoes 2 , chopped
  Onion 1
  Ginger garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Chicken tikka masala is a two step process, Tikka and Gravy. Grilling the chicken definetely flavors this dish but if you do not have a grill, you could use any oven too. Once you have your chicken grilling, you could start the gravy process in parallel.

Cut chicken into smaller pieces. Drain any water.

Mix all ingredients for the marinade and add chicken into it. Set aside for at least 1 hour
Grill chicken on hot grill (barbecue) to golden brown. Baste butter (or oil) frequently to ensure that chicken remains tender and moist. Do not overcook.
Heat oil and add ginger, garlic paste. Fry a little and add chopped onions.
Keep heat on high to slightly caramelize the onions. Caramelizing onions enhances its flavors for this dish.
When onions turn golden, add chopped tomatoes and keep frying on medium heat until the oil separates.
Add cumin and coriander powder. Mix
Add salt and sugar and drop the chicken tikka pieces in it.
Let it simmer for 5 minutes on low heat and let the flavors mingle a little.
Increase heat to high and incorporate milk slowly. Stirring continously.
Once the gravy is of right consistency, reduce heat to low. Prepare any garnish
Serve with white rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Main Dish
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
12 Minutes
Cook Time: 
8 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Subtitle: 
murg tikka masala

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5 Comments

Ganesh.Dutta's picture
picture is looking spicy.........
Deli.Guy's picture
Just wondering how you can label Tikka Masala as "very healthy" when you're using so much yogurt and milk? I can see if you use fat free or even 1%, but you can't consider anything using so much saturated fat to be considered "very healthy". This seems like a good take on a Masala recipe, though...I'll try it with fat free ingredients and substitute Splenda for the sugar and see how it comes out :-)The Deli Guy
butterbites's picture
I agree with you deli guy. Did u try out the non fat version. Btw, Chef Vikas has a great Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe You can check it out.
shantihhh's picture
I use FF Fage-amazing Greek yoghourt and FF milk. Also just use 1 tsp oil per serving-such as rice bran oil, grapeseed oil, even olive oil-all healthy choices. I always address fats in every recipe and make it healthy. Shanti/Mary-Anne
usha m's picture
This is a perfect recipe of Chicken Tikka Masala. I'll surely try it.