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This chicken tikka masala is an easy but flavoursome version of everyone's favourite mild-medium curry!
Chunks of chicken are marinated in yoghurt and spices, cooked on the barbecue or in a griddle pan, then served in a creamy tomato sauce. Perfect with basmati rice or warm pitta bread.
Chicken tikka masala slow cooked to perfection in the slow cooker. It doesn't get easier than this! No extra steps, just chuck it all in and wait for delicious results.
After scouting the net for a recipe I found too many variations so I experimented with basic ingredients myself, and came up with this version. So far I have had no complaints, even my 7-year-old daughter thinks it's scrummy. I have split the ingredients into 2 stages for ease, as this, like most curry recipes, is prepared in 2 stages.
This recipe started out from a demonstration of curry making that I gave to a meeting of Yorkshire Ladies many years ago. It was inspired by recipe ideas from Pat Chapman of The Curry Club and has evolved out of that. It is essentially a two stage recipe that involves making spiced chicken and then a mildly curried tomato sauce. Also, do not be daunted by the long list of spices as you can short cut them out by using prepared curry powders per the first tip at the end of the recipe.
Here's my version of this classic chicken curry. I usually make double or triple the quantity of the sauce at one time because it freezes very well. I also add much more than the 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper that I have listed here so please adapt if you prefer more heat.
Diced chicken rubbed with a paste made from blended coriander, mint, and other distinctive flavours. Chicken legs may also be used. This recipe is cooked under the grill, but works well on the barbecue too.
A healthy version of the favourite chicken tikka masala curry using low fat Greek yoghurt but still plenty of spices!
This curry is very simple to make and will take less than 30 minutes to cook. If you don't want to use chicken you can use beef or lamb. You can also make it to the spice you want so you can make it hot or mild. This curry is also very filling and will serve 4 to 5 people.
Try making your own chicken tikka masala and see how it compares to a takeaway! It's spiced chicken baked in a very hot oven, then added to a rich tomato and curry-based cream sauce.