Fakeaway – Chicken Tikka Massala

Busy week so far, so quick and simple is needed – Fakeaway Chicken Tikka Massala is needed ๐Ÿ˜‡

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I start by peeling and finely slicing 3 medium onions and bunging in a pan with a couple of tablespoons of oil, salt and pepper – cook low and long till soft and brown.

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Midway through I add 3 fat cloves of chopped garlic

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and about an inch of grated ginger.

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In a separate bowl, mix 3/4 600ml tub of natural yoghurt, the juice of half a lemon and another half inch of grated ginger.

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This is the cheat bit – I am using a jar of Tikka spice paste – a good third of this jar is added to the Yoghurt mix – then add the Thighs – I have added them whole, as I am going to griddle them, but cut into chunks if you are going to pan fry them.

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When the onions are lovely and sticky I add a tin of chopped tomatoes, a good squeeze of tomato purรฉe,

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another third of a jar of tikka paste and half the tomatoe tin of water- stir together and leave to simmer for 30 minutes on the lowest heat setting.

Preheat the oven (200), you will need this good and hot…

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Using tongs, add the thighs to an oven tray, this will be messy,

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you are looking to get lovely ‘crisp’ bits on the chicken – ensure they are cooked through.

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When done, chop the chicken into bite sized pieces.

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To you sauce mix add a tablespoon of Garam Massala and a glug of double cream, stir though, taste and adjust seasoning.

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Add chopped fresh coriander.

Add the chicken, and cook for 10 minutes.

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I am serving with Roti and shop bought poppadums.

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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