Lorraine Chicken Tikka Masala

Lorraine Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala:

I love an honest chicken tikka masala. you’ll attempt to palm me off with a dhansak or a korma but a masala will always get my taste buds going. I do know just how easy it’s to succeed in for a jar of your favourite sauce or tikka paste but the thing is, I find making my very own tikka masala so very rewarding; it literally takes only about 20 minutes to organize and therefore the bonus is you recognize exactly what’s going onto your plate. The chicken is often replaced with butternut squash or lamb or beef (which will both got to be cooked for a touch less time) or fish (which would require even less time).
Before you choose up the phone and dial for an Indian takeaway as a Friday night treat, Dean’s getting to show you ways easy it’s to form your own takeaway.

Chicken Tikka Masala

Dean’s preference is Indian and he’s a fan of curry, so he’s taken inspiration from the nation’s ideal together with his easy chicken tikka masala recipe, served with mushroom pilau rice.


500g chicken thighs, diced
150g natural yoghurt
Juice ½ lemon
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Tikka masala paste (you will need 1 tbsp for the marinade and a couple of tbsp for sauce)
2 onions, diced
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 red chilli, diced
Thumb sized piece ginger, grated
½ tsp turmeric
1 cinnamon


Heat an outsized frypan over a medium to high heat. Add the garam masala and paprika. Toast for a few minutes then tip the spices onto a plate and put aside.

Drizzle some oil into the frypan. Add the chicken and fry, tossing from time to time, until golden-brown everywhere, this could take about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, put the kettle on. Put the rice during a medium-sized, lidded saucepan and add the turmeric. Pour over enough boiled water to return about 2cm/¾in above the rice. Cover with the lid and convey to the boil. Reduce the warmth to low and cook consistently with the packet instructions.

chicken tikka masala

Give the chicken a touch toss, add the spring onions, ginger and garlic, cream, ingredient, mustard powder and therefore the toasted spices. Stir the sauce and leave it to bubble away on a coffee to medium heat until the chicken is cooked through, this could take about 15–20 minutes.

Check the rice is tender and has absorbed all the water. Fluff it up with a fork, and season with salt and pepper. Cover with the lid and keep warm.

When the chicken is cooked, taste the sauce, adding more heat (with paprika) or seasoning. If the sauce is just too thick, add touch water; if it’s too thin, let it bubble away a touch longer to thicken.

Just before serving, make the salad. Put all the ingredients during a large bowl and blend.

with the rice between four plates and top with the curry. Spread above some coriander leaves and serve with the salad alongside.

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