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In search of: chicken tikka masala recipe

Tehama Jun 2, 2009 05:20 AM

Hi all! Do any of you have a wonderful recipe {geared to an Indian food novice} for Chicken tikka masala? Many thanks in advance!

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  1. kchurchill5 RE: Tehama Jun 2, 2009 05:26 AM


    I made this once but it seemed like too much work to me. Not hard, just lots of spices, some I had, some I didn't. But it was very good.

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      bayoucook RE: kchurchill5 Jun 2, 2009 05:33 AM

      Wow Kim, that looks time-consuming - but delicious.
      I've made this one several times and it's very good:


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        raygunclan RE: kchurchill5 Jun 2, 2009 05:35 AM

        the best one i have ever had is from cook's illustrated. i have made this dish over and over and over and over! i have even fed it to picky kids (the kind who HATE to eat at my house but their parents drag them along because they LOVE to eat over!) and they have had seconds. the chicken is so tender, moist and juicy that i have made just the chicken before without the masala. it is fantastic! one thing, though. for the chicken, i double up on the garlic and ginger. but that is just me.

        i found the recipe here, but it is not my blog, just one i googled.


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          bayoucook RE: raygunclan Jun 2, 2009 05:41 AM

          I've had that one printed out to make for weeks - think I'll try it this week. Thanks for reminding me!

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            sibaik RE: raygunclan Jun 2, 2009 12:42 PM

            I love the recipe in the CI book. I've made it several times. Fairly easy and tasty.

        2. bayoucook RE: Tehama Jun 2, 2009 05:35 AM

          this one of Jamie Oliver's looks really good - gonna try it:


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            kchurchill5 RE: bayoucook Jun 2, 2009 05:39 AM

            That looks really good and easier!

          2. bayoucook RE: Tehama Jun 2, 2009 05:41 AM

            this one looks good, too - like the site, too:


            1. Gio RE: Tehama Jun 2, 2009 09:35 AM

              To add to the list.... this by Gordon Ramsey looks very easy:


              BTW: Groundnut oil is peanut oil.

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                cyberroo RE: Tehama Jun 2, 2009 10:21 AM

                I've made the America's Test Kitchen version several times, and my British husband seems to think its on track. It's one of their free recipes, but you have to register to access it. It's a reasonably straightforward version.

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                  raygunclan RE: cyberroo Jun 2, 2009 12:35 PM

                  that is the same one as the cook's illustrated. i've never had chicken tikka masala other than that recipe so i don't have anything to compare it to, but my goodness, is it tasty! and if a brit says its good, that is good enough for me. (c;

                2. paulj RE: Tehama Jun 2, 2009 12:54 PM


                  This uses Pataks tikka masala paste. These pastes are good starting point, especially if you don't have a spice cabinet full of cumin, coriander, cardamom, turmeric, etc. Pastes like this are available in many groceries.

                  1. Tehama RE: Tehama Jun 3, 2009 04:36 PM

                    WOW! Y'all are wonderful! Thank you so very, very much!

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