chicken tikka
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Child friendly chicken tikka

A delicious, easy to make curry which is mild enough for the whole family to enjoy.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chicken, dinner
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp chicken tikka masala paste shop bought or make your own – see below
  • 1 large onion diced
  • red pepper chopped into pieces
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 400 g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1-2 tbsp mango chutney
  • 75 ml double cream
  • 75 ml natural yogurt
  • Method

For the curry paste (or use a jar)

  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 large knob of fresh root ginger we used a tsp of dried ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • The seeds from 4 cardamom pods

Instructions

Make the curry paste

  • Put all the spices into a small hand blender and blitz together with a little oil until it is a nice paste. Set aside.

Cook the onions and pepper

  • Heat some oil and butter in a pan and cook the onions for 15 minutes or so until they are soft and golden.
  • Add the pepper and curry paste and cook for 5 minutes to cook the rawness out of the spices.

Prepare and cook the chicken

  • Chop your chicken into 2cm pieces, then add to your pan. Coat in the paste and cook for a few minutes. .

Make the sauce

  • Pour the tin of tomatoes into the pan, add the tomato puree and 100ml of water
  • Cover with a lid and gently simmer for 15 minutes

Finish the sauce

  • Add the mango chutney, cream and yoghurt, and gently warm through.
  • Serve with rice and/or naan bread.