Tiki whatawhat?

That was my response when I asked what’s the first dish a non-Indian eating girl like myself should have to try the cuisine.  The dish is actually called Tikka Masala, and let me tell you, I was in for a treat!  I searched around the web for a bit and settled on this recipe from Food Network – Chicken in Creamy Tomato Curry: Chicken Tikka Masala that you can find here.  We’ve had it twice now and both times it’s light out good.  I am not a “high spice” girl, which has been my hesitation behind even venturing into Indian food to begin with.  This recipe was super flavorful with just a hint of heat.  All three of my mildly pickey eater kids even ate it and liked it last night.

 Helpful Hints:

  • Had a hard time finding Garam Masala seasoning in our grocery store.  Here is a link where you can order it from Amazon http://amzn.to/2lU3CHC
  • We used our electric griddle to cook the chicken on since we don’t currently have a grill.
  • We substituted the serrano peppers with ONE jalapeno pepper with seeds removed.
  • We were short on time so we only let our chicken marinate about 1/2 hour.
  • Served it with jasmine rice on the side.

I would rate this recipe a 4 out of 5 stars.  Will absolutely make again.  If you decide to make it, leave me a comment below.  What should I try next?

7 thoughts on “Tiki whatawhat?

  1. I love chicken tikka masala! Mmmmm, my Indian fave. (And I am a huge fan of Indian food. Lots of not so spicy options actually!) Yet, I have never made it at home, but I will give it a try. For what it is worth, I have found Garam Masala in both Hannaford and Price Chopper in Clifton Park. Thanks for the recipe! And I’m loving your blog!!

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    • Hey Fran! Thanks! Let me know how you like the recipe. We shop from home with Shop Rite…glad they carry it at Price Chopper and Hannaford. I’ll add that to my post 🙂


  2. Suzi says:

    That’s my favorite Indian dish. The chicken is soooo tender! Just so you know, all of those types of spices can be purchased at Basic Foods on Rte 50 in Glenville. They are sold in small quantities so you can try a bunch of different ones. Yum!


  3. A local Indian grocery will have a ton of stuff priced very affordably. buying spices at the regular supermarkets always includes a huge markup. I have a small spice grinder and toasting the spices in a dry pan brings out some of the flavors even more.


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