chicken tikka masala

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category: [indian]

chicken marinade:
 1 lb boneless skinless, cubed
 1/2 onion, chopped
 3 tbs tomato paste
 1 tsp cumin seeds
 1 inch ginger, chopped
 3 tbs lemon juice
 2 cloves garlic, crushed
 2 tsp chili powder, optional
 salt & pepper

masala sauce:
 2 tbs ghee or oil
 1 onion, sliced
 1 tbs onion seeds, optional
 3 cloves garlic, crushed
 1-2 fresh green chiles, chopped
 14 oz can crushed tomatoes
 1/2 cup yogurt
 1/2 cup coconut milk
 1 tbs fresh coriander, chopped (HALF tbs if dried!!)
 2 tbs lemon juice
 3/2 tsp garam masala
 pinch salt

do chicken marinade in food processor, then marinate chicken a few hours. heat oil/ghee, fry onion, add onion seeds, garlic, chiles, until fragrant. add tomatoes, yogurt, coconut milk, to boil, then simmer 20 min. fry chicken in cooking oil until browned; or grill them on skewers. add cooked chicken to sauce; simmer few minutes; add coriander, lemon juice, garam masala. serve with basmati.

source: Raja's recipes web page