Sunday, September 2, 2012

Chicken Tikka Masala چکن تکہ مصالہ

Chicken Tikka Masala is a new addition in delicious and tangy dishes. It is said to be the National Dish of the United Kingdom, because it is the most consumed dish in UK. Originated from Punjab especially from Indian Punjab it is very delicate and celebrated dish. It is served with Saffron Rice or Naan.

Chicken Tikka Masala cooked with Cream
Chicken Tikka Masala with Saffron Rice
Chicken Tikka Masala during Grilling
Chicken Tikka Masala Cooked without Cream
Chicken Tikka Masala
Ingredients  For Chicken Tikka:
  • Boneless Chicken cubes   1 kg
  • Yoghurt 1 cup
  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice from 1 lemon
  • Red Chilli powder  1-2  teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Black salt 1/4 teaspoon
  • Haldi powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder 1 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala 1/2 teaspoon

Ingredients for Sauce:
  • Tomatoes 1/2 kg
  • Oil 1 cup
  • Onion small quartered 2
  • Ginger chopped  from 1 inch long pieces
  • Garlic chopped 1/2 gathi (pod)
  • Green Chillies chopped  4-5 no.
  • Fresh Coriander leaves for garnish
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh Cream 1 cup
  • Red Chilli Cutter 2 teaspoon
  • Black pepper cutter 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin whole 1 teaspoon
  • Dried Qasuri Methi 1 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala 1/2 teaspoon
  • Haldi 1/2 teaspoon

Procedure for Chicken Tikka :

  • Mix all Chicken Tikka ingredients in yoghurt and make a paste, coat and rub over chicken pieces and keep in a cool place for 2 hour for marination.
  • Now insert chicken pieces over seekhs(Iron skewers)  or bamboo skewers (pre-soaked) and grill over charcoal fire till tender, or gas griller or Italian grilling pan till Chicken is done. Drip oil during grilling.
  • Chicken Tikka can be baked in an oven, place marinated chicken pieces over oven tray apply some oil on each piece, then bake in hot oven for 15-20 minutes.
  •  After grilling/baking keep aside the Chicken Tikka to be used later.

Procedure for Creamy Tomato Sauce:

  • Saute onion in oil.
  • Add tomatoes and fry for 5-7 minutes with constant stirring.
  • Then add ginger garlic paste, green chillies and spices and fry for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add fresh cream and prepared Chicken Tikka and cook on simmering heat till Chicken is well done and oil is separates out. You can increase flame to evaporate excess water.
  • Garnish Fresh Coriander leaves and remove from heat.
  • Delicious Chicken Tikka Masala is ready.
  • Serve with Saffron Rice or Naan