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Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

Ingredients for people


    For the marinade
  • Chicken thigh(s) : 12 whole
  • Fresh ginger : 50 g
  • Garlic clove(s) : 4 whole
  • Lemon(s) : 1 whole
  • Paprika : 2 Tsp
  • Red chilli powder : 1 Tsp
  • Garam masala : 1 Tsp
  • Ground cumin : 2 Tsp
  • Greek yogurt : 100 g

  • For the sauce
  • Onion(s) : 1 whole
  • Garlic clove(s) : 6 whole
  • Fresh ginger : 100 g
  • Tinned chopped tomatoes : 200 g
  • Ground coriander : 1 Tsp
  • Red chilli powder : 0.5 Tsp
  • Ground turmeric : 1 Tsp
  • Paprika : 2 g
  • Garam masala : 1 Tsp
  • Greek yogurt : 200 g
  • Fresh coriander : 0.5 bunch
  • Maldon salt : 12 pinch(es)
  • Coarse ground black pepper : 5 g
  • Sunflower oil : 20 ml
  • Chicken stock : 200 ml
Method
  • 1For the marinade

    preheat the oven to overhead grill
    Peel and finely chop the ginger and garlic.
    Juice the lemon.
    Mix together the ingredients for the marinade with half the salt and pepper.
    Score the chicken thighs across the meat, add to the marinade and leave to rest for 20 minutes.

  • 2For the meat

    lay the meat on a large roasting tray, leaving as much space as possible between pieces.
    Grill the meat on high until the skin and marinade has browned nicely, change the oven setting to 190*
    and continue to bake.

  • 3For the sauce

    Peel and finely dice the onion, ginger and garlic, keep seperate.
    Pick the coriander leaves and finely chop the stalk, keep seperate.
    Heat the oil on a low heat in a saucepan, add the onion and a pinch of the salt and gently cook while stirring for 2-3 minutes.
    Add the garlic, ginger and coriander stalk and continue cooking until the onion has become translucent.
    Add the dried spices and stir,add the tomatoes.
    Reduce until thick, add the yogurt half at a time, stirring between each addition to absorb.
    Add the chicken stock, bring to the boil, adjust the seasoning to taste.
    Pour the sauce over the chicken thighs and bake until the chickens juices run clear.
    Stir to incorporate the juices and sprinkle with he coriander leaves to serve.


Chef's tip

«The proteins for this dish could be substituted for paneer or prawns or even a whole seabass or bream»

A rich creamy tomato based curry sauce, with a much debated origin .

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  • Preparation  20mins
  • Cooking time  30mins
  • Rest time  0h

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