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