Chicken Tikka Masala
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Ingredients
For marinating the chicken:
  • 1½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 600g boneless and skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
For The Gravy
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 7 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 white onion,chopped
  • 15 oz can diced tomato, pureed on a blended
  • 1 cup whipping cream or all-purpose cream
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
For Serving
  • Basmati rice
  • cilantro, chopped
  • naan or pita bread
Directions
  1. Marinate the Chicken:Combine the first five ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Add the chicken pieces and marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  2. Heat oil in a pot. Sauté onion and garlic until onion becomes translucent. Fry the chicken pieces shaking off excess marinade) until it becomes a little brown.
  3. Pour in the rest of the marinade, tomato puree, all purpose cream butter, garam masala, paprika, salt, and sugar. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer.
  4. Simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sauce will thicken and become a thick gravy. Add more salt and sugar depending on your taste.
  5. Serve over basmati rice and naan, sprinkled with lots of chopped cilantro.
Recipe by The Peach Kitchen at https://www.thepeachkitchen.com/2018/02/chicken-tikka-masala/