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    Chicken Tikka Masala

    Chicken Tikka Masala. Photo by HariGhotra

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    1 hr 10 mins

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    40 mins

    HariGhotra's Note:

    Tender chicken in a rich cream & cashew nut paste sauce, cooked to perfection on a griddle.

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    1. 1
      Blend the marinade spices and coat the chicken, (optional pepper, onion and tomato) for at least half an hour.
    2. 2
      Heat oil in a pan and add the cassia, cardamom, bay leaves, cloves and cumin seeds.
    3. 3
      Once fragrant add onions and cook gently for about 20 minutes until golden brown.
    4. 4
      Add salt to taste then add the turmeric, minced ginger and garlic.
    5. 5
      Pound the cumin and coriander seeds and stir into the pan with the chilli powder. Add a splash of water to stop the spices from burning.
    6. 6
      Blitz the fresh tomatoes to a purée.
    7. 7
      Blend the cashew nuts to a powder then stir into the tomatoes to make a paste.
    8. 8
      Add this nut and tomato paste to the sauce with a little water and leave to cook for 10 minutes (add more water to loosen if required).
    9. 9
      Place the marinated chicken and vegetables onto an oven tray and pour the mustard oil over them. Cook on 180oC for about 15-25 minutes until the chicken pieces are a little charred around the edges.
    10. 10
      Once cooked place cooked chicken (and veg if using) into the sauce and stir. Leave this to cook for about 5-10 minutes.
    11. 11
      Add fenugreek powder, pour in a little cream, stir and remove from the heat. Throw in the coriander to serve.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken Tikka Masala

    Serving Size: 1 (382 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 660.1
    Calories from Fat 461
    Total Fat 51.3 g
    Saturated Fat 15.6 g
    Cholesterol 192.8 mg
    Sodium 1080.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 15.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
    Sugars 4.6 g
    Protein 36.0 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:


    Greek yogurt


    green cardamoms


    dried fenugreek leaves

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