Fakeaway – Chicken Tikka Massala

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


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.


Midway through I add 3 fat cloves of chopped garlic


and about an inch of grated ginger.


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.


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.


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


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…


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


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


When done, chop the chicken into bite sized pieces.


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


Add chopped fresh coriander.

Add the chicken, and cook for 10 minutes.


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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