My first attempt at really cooking a meal was tonights dinner, a Chicken Tikka Masala. I found a recipe on the net, sent the other half out to collect the ingredients and then spent an enjoyable couple of hours putting it together. The process went like this.
Created a Tikka Paste, which was mixed with yoghurt, this was the marinade.
Cut up 550 gms of Chicken breast into 1 inch cubes, covered them in the marindade and left in the fridge for a couple of hours.
Chopped up some onion, chiles, ginger and garlic and mixed into the rest of the Tikka Paste, bought this to the boil. Then added water and some tomato sauce and blended the lot into a nice smooth sauce.
Put on the rice about this point and was also trying to grill the chicken cubes, which was a challenge trying to multi task at such an early point of my cooking career!
Once the sauce was blended and the chicken grilled, added the pieces to the sauce and simmered for 5 minutes to bring it all together. Finally served it up and garnished with fresh corriander and toasted cumin seeds.
Yummy Curry Rating from the diners: 8 out of 10
Hotness Rating: Medium