Wow, I was a little skeptical because the recipe didn't call for garam masala, but it tastes fairly authentic without it. The real flavor is in the chicken, as everyone else has said, but the sauce is delicious, too! The chicken was spicy and the sauce was milder, and they made a perfect combination. I'm so excited to have found this recipe. I cut the recipe down to one serving, and I still have plenty leftover for another meal. Thanks!
We really enjoyed this. I cut the recipe in half, and we still had more than enough for two people plus lots of leftovers. Thanks for an easy way to make one of my Indian favorites from scratch!
I really loved the marinated, grilled chicken - the cinnamon and cayenne made for an interesting flavor blend. However, I did not like the sauce at all - I actually felt that it detracted from the taste of the chicken. I found the tomato taste to be extrememly overpowering. Next time, I will make the chicken alone or with a different sauce.
This was delicious! We don't have an Indian restaurant in our town and I made it for guests who love Indian food. The only complaint was that it wasn't hot enough. Even I, who am a bit of a sissy with (spicy) hot foods would have liked it hotter. I used about 3/4 tsp. of cayenne and about 1 1/2 Tbsp. of a jalapeno. I tasted the jalapeno and it was HOT! But I guess for this volume you could add quite a bit more and maybe use some of the jalapeno seeds for het. I sprinkled the cilantro over the top rather than mixing it in because it is one of the ingredients that people either love or hate. The flavour was fabulous and the instructions very clear and easy to follow. I will definitely make this again!
Made as directed. The only thing I would change is to use ghee in place of butter in the sauce. My inspiration to make this came from wanting a scratch Tikka Masala recipe as opposed to the packets and jars of sauce that my DH uses and which he loves. DH just loves this sauce and so now we're both happy! Although I just made it, he's already asked me to make it again for guests this coming weekend. Made for 123 Hit Wonders.
Outstanding flavour! This is my first time making and eating Tikka Masala. I made a few changes: I used pre-cut chicken thigh cubes (they are normally more tender), I used green chillies instead of jalapeno peppers, I left out the whipping cream and I forgot to add the fresh cilantro/coriander. The chicken was so moist, full of flavour and delicious. This recipe could be changed to make it a little less time consuming. You could easily cook the cubes on it's own on a hot plates without the skewers and then mix it in the sauce and serve it like a curry. I served it with steam rice. Hubby doesn't often give five stars to many recipe but said this was a five star, he wanted me to cook this again. Thank you KITTENCAL for a wonderful recipe
I'm sorry I haven't made this recipe yet since it looks a bit time-consuming and complicated, but your recipes are almost ALWAYS fabulous so I'll probably get around to it eventually! Just wanted you to know you have a great fan out here, so keep up your wonderful work and sharing...