Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Jamie's Chicken Tikka Masala


Here's another Indian curry from Jamie's Ministry of Food! I didn't like this one as much as the korma, but then again, I never order tikka masala in restaurants either. As last time, it's a lot easier than it might look from just seeing the ingredients. There's nothing to it - I promise, everyone can cook this!

Jamie's Chicken Tikka Masala
(printable recipe)
Serves 4

600 g chicken, in bite-sized pieces
2 yellow onions, thinly sliced
1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, finely chopped
1 red chili, finely chopped
small bunch of fresh coriander, separated into stalks and leaves (and stalks chopped)
cooking oil
a pat of butter
400 g (1 tin)crushed tomatoes
400 ml (1 tin) coconut milk
3 tbsp flaked almonds
1 batch tikka masala paste, below
salt, pepper

Tikka Masala paste:
2 garlic cloves
1 thumb-sized piece fresh ginger
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp smoked paprika
2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp cooking oil
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 fresh red chili
2 färska röda chilis
1 tbsp coconut flakes (unsweetened)
2 tbsp almonds, chopped
small bunch of fresh coriander
1 tsp whole cumin
1 tsp whole coriander seeds

Start by toasting the cumin and coriander seeds in a dry pan, until golden and fragrant. Grind them in a pestle and mortar. Peel the garlic and ginger, and mix all ingredients in a food processor until you have a smooth paste.

For the curry: Heat a little bit of oil in a deep pan or pot, and fry the onion, ginger and coriander stalks on medium heat for 10 minutes. Stir well so it doesn't burn.

Add the spice paste and the chicken. Stir well and season with salt and pepper. Add coconut milk and tomatoes, and about 3-400 ml of water. Bring to a boil, cover with a lid and lower the heat. Cook for about 20 minutes. Season again with salt and pepper, to taste.

Serve with rice and the fresh coriander leaves. A dollop of yogurt is good with this, and so is a squeeze of lemon and some additional flaked almonds.

Recipe in Swedish:
Tikka Masala


katarina said...

hej Anne! Hur mår du? Hoppas se dig i kvarteret med vagn snart. :)

Jag är också stort fan av Jamie - har denna kokbok men inte provat Tikka Masalan. Det får blir snart.

Sköt om dig!

Kevin said...

That chicken tikka looks really tasty!

Emma Jane said...

Hey Anne!
Emma here, from Texas.

I enjoyed this recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala. I personally always bake the chicken whole, by itself before adding it to the remaining ingredients, I just think it keeps the chicken more moist.

After first having this dish in an English-Style pub here in Houston I have been searching high and low for a recipe comparable. This is pretty close.

Thanks and I love your site.
Emma Jane

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Anonymous said...

This tikka masala was delicious!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this recipe from Jamie Oliver. I enjoyed making it and while it did turn out tasty, I was a little bit disappointed with the end result. I love making curries from scratch, but this one didn't turn out as fresh and flavoursome as others I've tried. I think the time, efforts and beautiful ingredients spent on this recipe wasn't really reflected in the end - it was a little bit bland and unremarkable. Sorry for saying that Anne, your blog is great and I will definitely be trying some other recipes you've posted!