A truly British classic - Chicken Tikka Masala. Yes that's correct, British classic!
Marinade the thigh fillets with chilli powder, turmeric, garam masala, lime juice, ginger garlic paste and greek yogurt. I also added 2-3 strands of Saffron, trust that's enough of this spice. Do this a day prior and put it in the fridge.
Heat some oil in a pan and sear off the chicken pieces till they get a nice brown colour yet not fully cooked. So do this high and fast. Chuck it in the oven under a grill at 150° C.
Deglaze the pan with a little bit of water and add a finely chopped onion. Mix it well so that all the burnt spice from the chicken coats it well. Now add the same dry spices as your marinade. Do a 75:25 ratio for the initial spice measures per your taste, i.e., 75 for marinade and 25 for the cooking. Now add about 120gms of tomato puree and let this cook. Once the oil starts separating from this add a bowl of cream and let this simmer on a low flame till the gravy thickens up. Your tikkas should be ready by now, just add thr chicken and give it a boil for 2-3 minutes. Mix well, serve with hot chapatis or naans.
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