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chicken masala

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by bombaysapphire, May 15, 2011.

  1. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

  2. bnm


    Thank-you, bombay.
  3. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    That recipe looks awesome Bombay.....I'm going to do this myself. Yummy!
  4. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    The best recipe I've used for chicken tikka masala is HFW's one in his Meat book - although it's not specifically tikka masala, it's called butter chicken, but it's pretty much the same thing. In fact it's one of the best curry recipes I've ever used. Totally sublime. It's pretty much the polar opposite of bombay's recipe as it uses obscene quantities of butter and cream but for a treat it's amazing. Apologies for the American quanitities (I found it on an American blog), you'll have to work them out as I've no idea without using a converter - although I believe that a cup = approx 250ml. I also used bone-in, skinned chicken thighs rather than the breasts specified in this blog - about 1.5kg. I never use chicken breasts in curries.
    Murgh Makhani (Butter Chicken), from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall&rsquo;s The River Cottage Meat Book<font color="#3a6999">[​IMG]</font>
    1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breasts
    For the Tikka Marinade:
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 tablespoons plain yogurt
    1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice
    2 tablespoons garam masala
    2 teaspoons chile powder
    2 teaspoons ground mixed spice (some mix of cinnamon, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, and ground ginger)
    2 teaspoons ground fenugreek
    golf ball-sized piece of fresh ginger, grated
    4 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
    1 to 2 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil
    2 to 4 green chiles, finely chopped
    For the Tomato Sauce:
    1 28-ounce can chopped tomatoes
    small nugget of fresh ginger, grated
    2 garlic cloves, crushed
    1 to 3 small green chiles, finely chopped
    5 cloves
    1 teaspoon salt
    3/4 cup water
    For the Makhani Sauce:
    1/2 cup butter
    2 teaspoons ground cumin
    2 teaspoons tomato puree
    4 teaspoons honey
    2/3 cup heavy cream
    1 tablespoon fenugreek
    1 tablespoon lime juice
    1 teaspoon black pepper
    Add the chicken or pheasant pieces to the tikka marinade, mix well and leave inthe fridge to marinate overnight.
    , until nicely thickened. Rub the sauce through a sieve and then put on one side.
    the heat to 400?F and cook for 20 to 25 minutes (knock 5 minutes off each phase for boneless chicken).
    , stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, until the sauce is thick, rich, and creamy.
    Finally,boiled rice and naan bread.

  5. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Me neither.....I always use boned thighs.
    Nick, your recipe is girdle busting but looks positively divine!!!!
  6. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

  7. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    Please do, Belle - I want to have a go at it too!
  8. Well, I have tried bombay's link at the weekend.
    Tastes splendid!

  9. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    I made it tonight but it was a bit 'bucket cookery' as I've 10 people coming tomorrow. I marinaded the chicken yesterday morning, then this afternoon pushed all the pieces onto skewers and chargrilled it on the BBQ before adding it to the sauce. I used lots of sliced, not chopped, onions in the sauce and used two cans of low fat coconut milk and one 500g carton of passata.
    I then popped it in the simmering oven of the Aga for 3 hours, and will pop it back in tomorrow for a couple more hours.
    It is yummy and will be even better tomorrow!
  10. henriette

    henriette New commenter

    How is Hell High B?

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