Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Chicken Tikka Masala

I was in the mood for Indian food a couple weeks ago so I decided to give it a go. Too bad my kids didn't like any of it. On the other hand, the hubby and I were pleasantly surprised at my first-attempts at Indian. I took this recipe and added some more spice (you know I like it spicy).

  • 1 T. butter
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 T. fresh ginger, grated
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 oz fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup fat-free half & half
  • 1 T. cumin
  • 2 T. garam masala
  • 1 t. turmeric
  • 1 t. chili powder
  • 1 t. cayenne
  • salt to taste
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 4 tbsp fresh cilantro
1. Saute the onions in butter until golden.

2. Add the crushed ginger, stir for a few minutes then add the garlic and cook another minute.
3. Add cumin, garam masala, turmeric, chili powder, cayenne, and salt; mix well until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

4. Stir in tomatoes, yogurt, half & half, and chicken and simmer for 15 minutes or until cooked through. Add a generous amount of chopped cilantro and serve

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