The infamous CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA, renounced for its silky, creamy, intoxicating aromas and flavours. So popular around the world to the point it has been deemed the United Kingdom's national dish! This humble savoury curry comprises of sweet tomatoes, blended together with a range of spices all bound together by sweet, fermented yummy yogurt. It is no wonder this dish is the national dish of the UK, it is just so simple to make and so addictive to eat. Enjoy it over some rice, with some Naan, by yourself or at a party. It is a simple dish that can be made and stored in the fridge for the busy week ahead.
400g Chicken Thighs/Breast
1 Cup Double Cream
1 Tin Pealed Plum Tomatoes
3 Cloves Garlic
1ts Grated Ginger
1tb Garam Masala
1/2 Cup Yogurt
1tb Ground Cumin
1ts Tumeric Powder
Start by peeling and grating 3 cloves of garlic.
Chop up your chicken into small little bite size pieces and place them into a mixing bowl.
Within that bowl add in 1/2 a cup of plain yogurt, 1ts of turmeric powder, 1/2tb of garam masala, 1/2tb of cumin powder, your grated garlic, 1ts of salt and 1ts of grated ginger. Mix well and let it marinade for at least 10 minutes or up to over night.
In a wok or large pot add in some oil and heat it up to HIGH HEAT. Once hot fry off your chicken till cooked through. Set aside.
To that pot add in 2tb of butter till melteded then add in your can of peeled plum tomatoes and scrap up all them good burnt bits at the bottom (yummy).
To your bubbling tomatoes add in 1/2 a cup of water along with 1/2tb of cumin powder, 1/2tb of garam masala and more butter if you want :)
Let your buttery tomato sauce simmer away on low heat for 2-3 minutes till the tomatoes are soft.
Add in 1 cup of double cream mix well then drop in your little nuggets of chicken and mix well making sure it is well coated.
Let the whole mixture simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes.
Season to taste with some salt or some more butter, you can never add too much butter to this dish. YAY BUTTER!
As you enjoy this dish try not to think about the amount of butter you have added to this. Enjoyed well with some naan or some plain white rice. Happy Cooking,