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Friday, November 29, 2013

Chicken Tikka Masala

I got the  privilege  to  explore the Indian cuisine through the Chicken Tikka Masala spice blend that I received from Love With Food.  My husband love Indian food but I have never tried any so I was excited when I saw the  mix  included in the box.  The recipe  was very easy to  make and I had fun   cooking with my daughter.

Here is the step by step for Arora Creations Chicken Tikka Masala:

You will need:
  • 3/4 cup olive oil (I only used one table spoon)
  • 1 medium onion minced (I used half)
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless  chicken cubes (I only used two pieces medium size of chicken breasts)
  • 1/2 cup minced ginger (I used 1 teaspoon)
  • 4 cloves garlic minced (I used  a little bit of Garlic Gold Nugget as I am not fond of garlic)
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce (I used my homemade tomato sauce)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro (I used dried parsley)
*Just ignore the changes I made to the ingredients, I cooked  based on what I  have  available in my kitchen.
How to Cook:
  • Heat oil in a sauce pan over medium heat for 1 minute.
  • Add onion, ginger, garlic,  and cook until light brown.
  • Add Arora Creation Chicken Tikka Masala spice blend and stir constantly for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add tomato sauce and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add chicken cubes and cook stirring frequently for 8-10 minutes.
  • Finally add 3/4 cup water, stir once, cover and cook for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and garnish with cilantro (I used dried parsley on mine).

You can served this over hot  rice or Indian bread.  We ate ours with  steamed rice.

I have a very sensitive sense of smell and because Indian  foods has a lot of different spices, it made me nauseous.  I love how it tasted though despite the smell.  The kids love them and  so is the husband.  Over all, we had a success on our first Indian cuisine adventure.  I may or may not cook Indian food again but we will see. 

8 sumptuous burps..:

jo-anne said...

I've been waiting for the review of this since I saw it from your Love with Food post. It looks so delish!

jared's mum said...

it sure looks very delicious! i have not tried cooking indian food, but this sure looks like a great place to start, especially if i have 2-kilos worth of chicken sitting in my freezer :)

Mel Cole said...

Looks delicious dish! I love to cook chicken too. Good job Rye!

nadine | oh-rainbow.info said...

Looks delicious! hihi. And your daughter must be good with cooking! I'm so envious, I'm not really good at anything in the kitchen. Hehe. Indian delicacies sound exciting!

joy said...

i have not tried cooking this recipe but just like you when i cook i used ingredients and condiments available in my kitchen. nice to see your daughter is interested in cooking :)

mommy Peachy said...

I love a good Chicken Tikka Masala. It's nice that your daughter loves cooking!

April McGregor said...

One of my favorite Indian dishes! I was actually craving for chicken biryani.

mommy Peachy said...

Chicken Tikka Masala is a very flavorful dish.

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