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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Chicken Tikka Masala

An Indian Dish sure to perk your taste buds.


1 cup yogurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
salt to taste
boneless skinless chicken breasts: cut into bite-size pieces
skewers for the chicken
1 tablespoon butter
1 clove garlic minced
1 jalapeno pepper: finely chopped
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons paprika
1 can tomato sauce
1 cup heavy cream


In a bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons cumin, cinnamon, cayenne,black pepper, ginger, and 4 teaspoons salt.

Stir in chicken, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Prepare Barbeque grill for a hot fire.

Thread chicken onto skewers, and discard marinade. Grill until juices run clear, about 5 minutes on each side.

Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic and jalapeno for 60 seconds. Season with 2 teaspoons cumin, paprika, salt to taste.

Stir in tomato sauce and cream. Simmer on low heat until sauce thickens, about 20 minutes. Add grilled chicken, and simmer for 10 minutes.


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