Thursday, July 7, 2011


Malai Tikka Gravy

This dish is BEYOND amazing!! 

Needless to say, we licked our plates CLEAN! I served the dish with my yumyum parathas/chapatis. But it can go well with naans too. 

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients for marination:
1 kg chicken, without skin, cut into 10-12 pcs. Then slit the pieces for perfect marination 
3 tbsp full thick yoghurt
3 tbsp fresh cream 
1 tbsp fresh ginger garlic paste 
2 tbsp Tandoori Masala
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp paprika 
1/2 tsp fenugreek leaves
1 tsp garam masala 
1 tsp finely crushed cumin 
1 tsp finely crushed coriander 
salt to taste 
1/2 tsp meat tenderiser (skip this if you are marinating overnight)
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp melted butter or ghee 

Mix together all the ingredients including the chicken .Cover and keep it in fridge for 2 hours if you're using tenderiser, or preferably overnight if without tenderiser.

For the sauce:
4 tbsp butter + 1/4 cup oil (I later drained the excess oil)
1 tsp ginger garlic
300 gm tomatoes, finely chopped
Salt to taste
2 green chilli, sliced 
1/2 cup fresh cream 


Pre-heat oven at 200C and bake the chicken. Place the chicken pieces on an oiled oven grill & keep an oven tray underneath to catch any drippings which will be used later in the sauce. Bake the chicken pieces on both sides, for about 8-10 min per side or until slightly charred. 

In a large pan, on medium heat, melt the butter then add the oil. 

Add the ginger & garlic,1 green chili and fry for a few seconds.

Add in the chopped tomatoes and cook until all the water from the tomatoes dries up.
Add the grilled chicken, the remaining marinade and drippings, salt and green chilli.

Keep on low heat, covered & cook for 10 mins.

Add the cream and cook for another 2-3 min.

Serve hot!

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