Balti Chicken Tikka Masala     


Description-
Curry TypeBalti
StrengthMedium
DifficultyModerate
SourceExperience
VegetarianNo
VeganNo
Time to prepareUnspecified
Time to cookUnspecified
No. of servings2
IngredientsFor the chicken tikka marinade/

2 pieces chicken breast cut into cubes
2 tablespoons tandoori/tikka paste
1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint
2 teaspoons ground fenugreek
10 0z greek or natural yoghurt
1 teaspoon red food colouring.

For the curry sauce/

2 meduim onions chopped small
2 cloves fresh garlic chopped small
1 inch piece root ginger,peeled & chopped small
2 teaspoons balti/curry paste
1 can plum tomatoes
1 teaspoon garam masala
2 tablespoons fresh coriander chopped small
1 green chile de-seeded chopped small
Half a cup cooking oil for the sauce and half a cup to fry the marinade
InstructionsAssemble ingredients for the marinade,mix together in a glass container and marinade overnight

Heat oil in a wok, fry onions,garlic & ginger till softish on medium heat,add toms, curry paste,stir for a few minites,add chiles,lower heat & cook until oil starts to sepperate. Take off heat, let cool. Once cool, transfer to blender,blend to a smooth texture.

Heat oil in wok,add all the chicken pieces with half the marinade & cook until the chicken is done.Remove the chicken to a clean bowl.

Reheat the curry sauce,add the cooked chicken,stir in the garam masala,transfer to preheated balti dishes,sprinkle over the fresh coriander and serve with your favourite Indian bread.


NotesYou can add precooked vegetables to the sauce after the chicken goes in.
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