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CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA

December 7, 2010 5:26 pm 2 comments
Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken tikka masala one of the most popular Indian dish around the world as enjoyed by one and all. Chicken tikka masala is a luscious gravy based dish of roasted or grilled chicken pieces served in a rich aromatic delicious sauce. Normally in restaurants the color of the sauce is either orange or red. The sauce is usually creamy, lightly spiced and contains tomatoes.

The origins of chicken tikka masala is disputed but is believed to be the dish originated in the state of Punjab. Survey has found that the British foreign secretary, Robin Cook had announced the Chicken tikka masala as the national dish of Great Britain to set an example for the British multiculturalism. Chicken tikka masala originally an Indian dish is prepare by marinating small bite-sized bits of boneless chicken in yogurt and spices, which are then grilled over a charcoal fire, giving it that lovely, unmistakable smoky flavor. The sauce or chicken pieces (or both) are colored orange with food dyes or with orange food stuffs such as turmeric powder, paprika powder or tomato puree. With the same tikka masala other dishes like Paneer tikka masala etc emerged.

The other version on the origin of the chicken tikka masala where some say, that the chicken tikka masala originated in British India when local dishes were made to adapt to the British palate. The Punjabi dish of butter chicken is believed to have been the first prototype for the chicken tikka masala.

For those who belittle the chicken tikka masala for being inauthentic and untraditional to India will want to read Lizzie Collingham’s Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors. Collingham researches the true origins of several traditional Indian dishes like biryani, korma and dhanasak and finds surprising answers in the Middle East and Persia. The chicken tikka masala might very well have been a dish adapted by the British upon their return from British India and today enjoys incomparable popularity. It might also have been the ingenious invention of an Indian chef to satisfy his guest.

One explanation of the origin of the dish is that it was conceived in either a British Pakistani or a British Bangladeshi restaurant. There are claims that an Indian chef in Glasgow invented it by improvising a sauce made from yogurt, cream and spices. Rahul Verma, an Indian expert on street food from Delhi, has stated that the dish originated, probably by accident with subsequent improvisations, in Punjab during the last 50 years. In July 2009 Pakistani-born British MP Mohammad Sarwar tabled an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons asking that Parliament support a campaign for Glasgow to be given European Union Protected Designation of Origin status for chicken tikka masala. The motion was not chosen for debate nor has Sarwar spoken on this subject in Parliament.

A number of Indian chefs believe that it is merely a variation on an Indian dish known to the Mughal Emperors. Chicken tikka masala is served in restaurants around the globe. The taste of the Chicken tikka masala is enticing just mainly for its rich creamy flavor of the tomato based sauce and the combination of spices.

To prepare this lip smacking Chicken tikka masala, take bone less chicken but cut into small pieces and also vegetables, onions, bell peppers. In a blender add tomato, onion and cashewnuts and blend it. Take a bowl add turmeric, chilli powder, coriander, ginger garlic, kasuri methi, curd, lime juice, salt, oil mix it and use half of this marinate to vegetables and half to chicken mix well and keep aside for 1 hr. After one hour grill the chicken and vegetables till they are half cooked.

Take a pan add oil, whole garam masala, cumin seeds, chopped onion finely, salt cook slowly add turmuric, ginger garlic, cumin pd, coriander, chilli powder, little water mix well add tomato paste which was blended mix well close it with a lid for 5 min. Now add the cooked chicken and vegetables let it cook for 2min,add cream optional, add coriander leaves chopped.

Do try out this awesome delicious dish at home as its very simple and easy to cook. Watch the video and click at:

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Chicken Tikka Masala


Chicken Tikka Masala


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Author : Admin Published On : Mar 25, 2009
Preparation Time: 7 min Recipe Type :

NonVeg-Main

Cooking Time :
25 min
Standing Time : 5-8 mins
Yield4 (4 servings) Ingredient : Chicken

Description : Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe made easy, learn how to make Chicken Tikka Masala Recipes at home.

Recipe of Chicken Tikka Masala
Ingredient Name Unit Quantity
all masala


number


2


caswhnut


tsp


1


chicken


number


1


chilli


number


4


coriander leaves


cup


1


coriander powder


tsp


1


cream


tbsp


1


cumin powder


tsp


1/2


cumin seeds


tsp


1/2


curd


0


1


ginger garlic


tsp


1


lemon


number


1


methi powder


pinch


pinch


onion


number


1


onion


number


1


red chilli powder


0


as per taste


red pepper


number


1


salt


0


as per taste


tomato


number


1


turmuric


pinch


pinch



Directions | How to make Chicken Tikka Masala
take bone less chicken but cut into small pieces.and also vegetables, onions,bell peppers.

In a blender add tomato,cashwnuts and blend it.

Take a bowl add turmuric,chilli powder,coriander,gingergarlic,methi,curd,lime juice,salt,oil mix it and use half of this marinate to vegetables and half to chicken mix well and keep aside for 1 hr.

After one hour grill chicken and vegetables till they are half cooked.

Take a pan add oil,garama masala,cumin seeds,chopped onion finely,salt cook slowly add turmuric,gingergarlic,cumin,coriander,chilli powder,little water mix well add tomato paste which was blended mix well close it with a lid for 5 min.

Now add the cooked chicken and vegetables let it cook for 2min,add cream optional,add coriander leaves chopped.

2 Comments

  • the recipe is awsome, one problem is only about the whole garam masala. my kids and even my hubby dont like these when it is found in any dish.they kept asking me that cant I avoid these when I present the dish.pls give me some suggetion.

  • U can just grind the garam masala and add it, so that the dish doesn’t loose it’s flavor n ur kids uld not find them in the dish

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