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Chicken Tikka Masala


For the Tikka:

1 kg Chicken fillets cut into cubes

1 tbsp garlic paste

1 tbsp ginger paste

3-4 tbsp yogurt

1 tsp kasuri methi (available in Indian stores under that name)

3 tbsp lime juice

1 tsp garam masala

1 tsp chili powder

1 tbsp coriander powder

1 tsp cumin powder

1/2 tsp orange food colour (powder)

1 tbsp oil

salt to taste

For the Masala:

4 big onions

3 green chillies

300gms tomato puree

1tsp garlic paste

  1 tsp ginger paste

salt to taste

pinch of sugar

2tsp chili powder

1 tsp coriander powder 

1 tsp cumin powder

1tsp garam masala

1 tbsp butter 


For the Tikka:

Slit the chicken pieces with a knife and rub salt and lime juice to them. Take a mixing bowl and add all the ingredients and mix them well to form a marinade. Marinate the chicken in it for 2 hours . Place the chicken under a hot grill and grill till the chicken is cooked and slightly smoky.

For the Masala:

Fry 3 onions and the green chillies in little oil till onion is translucent and blend it in a blender to a smooth paste and keep aside.

chop the remaining onion fine and fry it in  oil till golden brown, add  garlic and  ginger paste, the coriander and cumin powder and fry for 3 minutes, add  tomato puree, onion paste and cook with 1/2 cup water till the smell of tomato disappears, now add chicken tikka, salt, sugar  and chili powder and cook for 10 more minutes. 

For a fruity flavor add 1chopped green or red pepper (capsicum) 5 minutes before taking off the heat.



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