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Chicken Tikka Masala

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For chicken tikka
  Chicken breast boneless skinless 2 Large, cubed
  Clarified butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garam masala 2 Tablespoon
  Yogurt 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
For the gravy
  Red onion 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Clarified butter 2 Tablespoon
  Paprika 2 Tablespoon
  Canned tomatoes 14 Ounce, crushed (1 can with oregano, basil, garlic)
  Cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cinnamon stick 1
For the rice
  Basmati rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Cumin seeds 1 Tablespoon
  Green peas 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), thawed
For the kheer
  Basmati rice 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Coconut milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Rose water 1 Teaspoon
  Cardamom 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Raisins 2 Tablespoon
  Almonds 2 Tablespoon, sliced
  Pistachio 2 Tablespoon

1. CHICKEN TIKKA: In a bowl, mix clarified butter, garam masala and yogurt.
Put the chicken pieces into it and mix well. Let it marinate from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
2. RICE: In a pot add the rice and water and let it cook till soft.
3. Sprinkle cumin seeds and green peas. Stir and cover to let the peas cook in the steam. Set aside.

4. CHICKEN TIKKA: Arrange the chicken pieces on a skewer and barbecue it for around 6 minutes.
5. In a pan, heat clarified butter and sauté the onions till translucent and soft.
6. Add paprika, garam masala and sauté for a few minutes.
7. Put the canned tomatoes and cook for a few minutes till the tomatoes are cooked.
8. Pour the cream and stir till mixed. Put the cinnamon stick and stir.
9. Add the grilled chicken pieces and cook till the chicken is fully cooked. Turn off the heat.
10. KHEER: In another pan, put 2 cups of basmati rice, sugar and coconut milk.
11. Bring to boil and simmer till the rice is cooked. Half way through, add ½ cup of basmati rice and continue cooking. Stir continuously to avoid lumps and turn off the heat once the kheer reaches the required consistency.
12. Pour rosewater and sprinkle cardamom and stir to mix well.

13. In a serving plate, place the cooked rice with green peas. Pour chicken tikka masala beside it and serve paired with extra dry sparkling champaign.
14. In a serving bowl, pour the kheer garnished with raisins, pistachio and almonds.

Chicken tikka can also be broiled or baked in the oven.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
105 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1618 Calories from Fat 558

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 65 g100.3%

Saturated Fat 42.6 g213.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 108.4 mg36.1%

Sodium 607.4 mg25.3%

Total Carbohydrates 219 g73.1%

Dietary Fiber 14 g56.2%

Sugars 50.6 g

Protein 46 g92.1%

Vitamin A 102.5% Vitamin C 49.2%

Calcium 39.4% Iron 59.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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