In the name of Allah ,the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Chicken Tikka Masala

Marinade ingredients:

2 Tbsp cummin seeds
2 Tbsp coriander seeds
2 Tbsp paprika
1 tsp mango powder (optional)
1 tsp chilli powder (optional or to taste) pinch of red food colouring (optional, but it looks nice) juice of a lime (or lemon, but lime is better)
about 10 oz good thick yoghurt salt to taste
Other ingredients:
About 1.5 lb chicken,
diced 3-6 cloves garlic,
chopped (to taste - I like loads!) 1 large onion,
very finely chopped Chicken stock or Water Oil or ghee for frying
Grind the spices and mix with marinade ingredients.
Immerse chicken in marinade and leave in the fridge for 24 hours Heat Oil in a frying pan (skillet!) or wok until very hot Stir fry chicken vigorously for about 5 mins (you may need to do it in 2 batches, depending on the size of your pan)
Remove chicken and keep warm.
Fry onion and garlic until just browning and return chicken with any remaining marinade, plus stock, plus more spices if you think the sauce needs it; an extra tsp of cummin and coriander may 'lift' it a little Simmer until chicken is cooked and Sauce is nice and thick.
Serves 4 with rice.

Jazak Allah khayran to Sister Heather (Basma) for sending recipes.

AbuUbaida (Web Amin)