Chicken Chikka Masala

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Chicken Chikka Masala

Looking for a quick and delicious meal after a long day at work? This chicken chikka masala will have you eating dinner in just under an hour.

Chicken Chikka Masala

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 50 minutes

Serves: 2–3

  • 8 chicken thighs, boneless and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 4 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground garam msala
  • 1 tablespoon Rajah Mild Masala Curry Powder
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup natural yoghurt
  • 1 cup fresh cream
  • Handful fresh coriander, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • Naan bread, for serving
  • Cooked rice, for serving
  1. In a frying pan, heat oil. Fry onion, garlic and ginger for 4–5 minutes or until soft.
  2. Add cardamom pods, turmeric, cumin, garam masala and Rajah Mild Masala Curry Powder. Fry for 5 minutes or until fragrant.
  3. Add chicken, tomatoes and paste. Cover with lid. Cook for 20–25 minutes or meat is cooked through.
  4. Add yoghurt, cream and half of coriander. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for another 10– 15 minutes or until thicken.
  5. Sprinkle with some left coriander leaves and serve with naan bread and rice.