Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

This is an easy recipe of Chicken Tikka Masala. This is purely homemade recipe without color. Chicken is marinated in yoghurt and spices and then served in a spicy thick masala gravy. It is traditional and very popular Punjabi chicken dish. This curry recipe serve with roti, rice, butter naan and lachha paratha.

Ingredients :

Chicken - 500 gm (with bone pieces)
Chopped Onion - 2 nos
Tomato puree - 1 cup
Turmeric powder
Coriander powder
Chilly powder
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Garam masala powder
Chopped Coriander leaves for garnishing
Cream - 1 tbsp for garnishing (optional)

For Marinating

Ginger-garlic paste - 2 tbsp

Homemade Tandoori Masala powder - 2 tbsp 
Curd - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste

For Dry masala

Cinnamon stick - 1 no
Cloves - 3 nos
Small Cardamom - 2 nos
Badi Elaichi - 2 nos
Jeera (cumin seeds) - 1/2 bsp
Bay Leaf (tej patta)- 1no

Preparation Method :

1. First clean the chicken (remove the fatness of chicken) and wash it properly.

2. Roast dry masala without oil in a kadai - cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom, badi elaichi, jeera and bay leaf till the aroma comes. Grind to a powder in a mixi.

3. Mix together all the ingredients and dry masala powder for marinating the chicken. Rub the paste onto the chicken pieces and marinate for 1/2 an hour.
4. Now cook the marinated chicken with enough water until chicken is cooked. (check the chicken with the help of knife)

5. For gravy - Heat oil in a pan or a kadai, add onions followed by ginger-garlic paste.

6. Fry well, till the oil separates. Add all the powdered masala, the tomato puree, salt and a little bit water(use that water, which are using to cook the marinated chicken).

7. Allow the gravy to thicken, add the cooked chicken pieces and the cook for a while.

8. When the gravy becomes thick, add garam masala in last and mix it well.

9. Your Chicken Tikka Masala is ready. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

10. Serve hot chicken with rice, roti, butter naan and lachha paratha.

Enjoy :) 

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