Chicken Tikka masala most of the people favorite dish and a delightful place in menu of every restaurant was first originated from a Indian restaurant in United kingdom.A person named Rahul Varma a street food expert in Delhi was the first person who is responsible for the origination of this mouth watering dish.A chef belong to Pakistan named Ali Ahmed Aslam invented chicken tikka masala by the thought of making something different from routine and he added a sauce made of yogurt,cream and spices.Actually the invention has gone through a small story.One day a bus driver during night off shift came to their restaurant and have ordered a chicken curry.As he observed that the chicken being dry he sent back the waiter to bring another one.At the time he wanted to try something new and he added some tomato soup into the curry with some chicken pieces.This was served to the bus driver then he astonishingly ate that with absolute love.After that incident has happened he also used to visit along with his friends came again and again,then itself they have included it in their menu.

Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

If you love to eat Indian food items then it is advisable to take a look at chicken tikka masala which is a most delicious and spicy item found in every Indian restaurant as a favorite item in their menu.This popular chicken dish with its creamy,aromatic tomato sauce originated in Delhi,India, in the middle of the last century.In India,the dish is famously known as chicken makhanwalla,here makhan in Hindi means butter,but in Britain,this dish was renamed chicken tikka masala they named it so because tikka refers to boneless and masala means spices.thus the name originated.

Ingredients:

  1) 1 cup plain yogurt,mixed well till it comes to soft state
  2) 3 tablespoons of Ginger Garlic Paste this recipe can also prepared by taking ginger and clove mixed
  3) 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  4) 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  5) 1 pound boneless,skinless chicken thighs,poked with a fork,and cut into large bite sized chunks

chicken tikka masala ingredients

chicken tikka masala ingredients

Sauce:

1) 2 teaspoons olive oil

  2) 3 tablespoons butter
  3) 1/3 cup Ginger-Garlic Paste, recipe follows (or 6 cloves garlic and 2-inch thumb ginger minced)
  4) 2 serrano peppers, minced (seeds removed if you don’t want it spicy)
  5) 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  6) 1 teaspoon garam masala
  7) 2 teaspoons paprika
  8) 8 Roma tomatoes, diced
  9) 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  10)1 to 2 cups water
  11) Oil, for grilling
  12) 1 tablespoon dried fenugreek leaves (optional)
  13) 1/2 cup heavy cream
  14) Minced fresh cilantro, for garnish
  15) Cooked rice, naan, or crusty piece of bread, for serving
  16)Ginger-Garlic Paste:
  17) 1/2 cup cloves garlic, whole
  18) 1/2 cup fresh ginger, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  19) 1/4 cup canola oil

Preparation:

It just takes 45 minutes to prepare an outstanding Chicken tikka masala who desired to make it.It is fresh,healthy,cheaper,and tastier than anything at this time and cost.

Step 1:

For the process of Chicken tikka masala we have to first take the boneless chicken breast or thigh part which is most suitable for the preparation of this recipe.In the first step of preparation of Chicken tikka masala we have to take a large deep bowl where we can mix the spicy ingredients and the chopped chicken pieces.Now mix both of them well to form a soft mixture and leave it marinated for at least 30 minutes or keep it in the refrigerator undisturbed for overnight.

Step 2:

Once you are ready with the marinated topic then next step is to make curry out of it.Place the pan and heat it at medium flame and add olive oil and butter to it and stir it continuously so that the butter gets mixed with the olive oil.as the butter melts then add the Ginger Garlic Paste and serrano peppers.Mix them until the color of them changes and becomes brown or golden color around their edges.Now add some tomato paste to this ingredients and cook well for about 3 minutes until the tomato becomes darkened in color.For this mixture add few more things like garam masala,paprika and saute for about 1 minute to draw out their flavors.

chicken marination

chicken marination

Step 3:

To this ingredients and masala mixture add small pieces of chopped tomatoes,salt,and 1 cup water.They are heated heated to the required level until water boils then lower the flame.Now cook this entire recipe for about 20 minutes.Here the amount of water that we have to take depends on the liquid that comes from tomatoes.

Preparation of chicken tikka masala

Preparation of chicken tikka masala

Step 4:

           as the process is going on heat up the grill until it becomes a little hot.When it became nice and hot lightly have a brush for it with the oil.The chicken is taken and is placed on the heated grill,shaking off some of the excess marinade.The chicken is cooked a little on this grill but there is no need to worry the remaining gets cooked in the sauce process.

step 5:

Heat a skillet till it becomes quite hot then add half tablespoon of peanut oil.The entire cooking process can be done in two things.The first involves cooking of chicken breasts by turning them repeatedly for about 6 to 8 minutes until they become brown in color.Now after they are toasted move the pieces of chicken to a bowl and then clean the griddle or skillet,then cook the remaining chicken by adding the remaining half tablespoon peanut oil.As all of the chicken is cooked now add this cooked pieces to sauce and continue to gently stir it.this process must be done occasionally for 5 minutes.The final stage is to remove the pan from the heat and stir in the black pepper,chopped cilantro and season with salt.

Step 6:

Finally our Chicken tikka masala recipe is prepared and it is then transferred to a serving dish and garnish with additional items according to the interest.They are best to be Served with naan,and is also desired with Basmati rice.

Chicken_Tikka_Masala_served with rice

Chicken_Tikka_Masala_served with rice