Boneless Malai Tikka Masala

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Serves 3-4

A twist on the hit malai tikka gravy recipe...altered the recipe to accommodate using boneless chicken breast instead of bone-in chicken pieces. The result was truly incredible! Tender chicken pieces in a rich and spicy gravy...sooo yum! This can be served with parathas and fries OR incorporated into this lovely Tikka Masala Pasta recipe.

Ingredients for Marinade
500 gm
boneless chicken cubes
2 tbsp.
full thick yoghurt
2 tbsp.
fresh cream
1/2 tbsp.
fresh ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp.
tandoori masala
1 tsp.
red chilli powder
1 tsp.
paprika powder
1/2 tsp.
fresh fenugreek leaves
1/2 tsp.
garam masala
1/2 tsp.
finely crushed cumin
1 tsp
salt
1 tbsp.
lemon juice
1 tbsp.
melted butter
Ingredients for Sauce
2 tbsp. butter + 2 tbsp. oil
(I later drained the excess oil)
1/2 tsp.
ginger & garlic paste
4
big fresh tomatoes, finely chopped
salt to taste
2
green chillies, sliced
1/4 cup
fresh cream
Instructions 

First, marinate the chicken cubes in the marinade ingredients overnight.

When ready to cook, pre-heat oven at 200 C. Skewer the chicken to make it easier to handle and turn, then grill placed on an oiled oven grill & keep an oven tray underneath to catch any drippings which will be used later in the sauce. Grill the chicken skewers on both sides, for about 8 min per side or until slightly charred. Once done, remove from the skewers and set aside.

In a large pan, on medium heat, melt the butter then add the oil. Add the ginger & garlic, 1 green chilli and fry for a few seconds. Add in the chopped tomatoes and cook until all the water from the tomatoes dries up. Then add the grilled chicken, the remaining marinade and drippings, salt and green chilli. Keep on low heat, covered & cook for 10 minutes. Add the cream and cook for another 2-3 min.

Serve hot! :)

 

Comments

Salam,
I tried your recipe. I used little more tandoori masala in the gravy. Otherwise process was very nice and smooth.
Thanks,

Can you broil or fry the chicken first then smoke it and then add to the sauce?

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Yes you can. :)

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which cream should be used for this? double or single?

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Single.

Asak,
Instead of cream can I use milk

Fauzia is there any other alternative if we don't have grilling or baking as an option?

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You can shallow fry or bake.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, no you need cream for this one.

It's truly incredible sis soo yum my family love this somuch. Thank you for wonderful rec.........

s it necessary to keep it for overnight

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

It helps ensure the chicken is tenderised, but you can marinate for just 2-3 hours since it is boneless.

U mean coriander or coriander leaves?

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Coriander.

Hello

is there an alternative of cream for lactose intolerant people?

thanks

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Hi, you can leave out the cream but then it will not be malai tikka gravy. Just tikka gravy. :)

Thank you so much. I just tried the recipe as is to see how it tastes :) Tastes great!

One more question though, my gravy didnt turn out as redish as the picture on this page. My gravy has a white-ish look to it. Could it be due to different Tandoori masala? I used Shaan Tandoori Masala (Pakistani brand). How can i make it more redish?

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Could be the paprika powder or the redness of the tomatoes. Try to use a red paprika brand and the reddest ripest tomatoes.

Thanks

It was the paprika :) Any suggestions for garnishing this dish? For now I am using coriander :)

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Yes coriander is fine. :)

haniefa.dalvie's picture

I am making this for tomorrow! Would I be able to freeze some for supper another night? Looks yum! Shukran Fauzia!

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Yes you can freeze the leftovers, and thanks! :)

haniefa.dalvie's picture

Absolutely divine! Thank you for this recipe :)

Hi, I'm a great fan of your recipes. They always turn out fab! I have a question, in most of your recipes you use tandoori masala, which kind is it? I have two varieties. One is a red powder that says tandoori masala on it and one is Shan's tandoori chicken BBQ masala, which is orange in colour. Which one would you recommend?

Thanks

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Hi and thanks! I use a brand called Natco. But either of the two that you have will work. The flavour will be good with both, just that the colour will vary of course. :) I would go with Shan, because am not sure what brand the red powder is of. The Natco powder that I use is red.

Made this today turned out perfect, just wanted to Thankyou for all your lovely recipes. Your doing a brilliant job, may Allah reward you for your work. Ameen

salam Fauzia

can i put little onion seed in the gravy to help digestion? if so, how much can i put?

thanks

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W/Salaam, yes you can if you want. I personally do not like the taste of onion seed in curries so am not sure how much would suffice, maybe half a tsp or so, or less. :)

A/salaam Fauzia
Wat is paprika

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W/Salaam, powdered red capsicum/bell pepper.

Nirmala Doraiswamy's picture

Ramadan Kareem.
I am a great fan of your cooking. Fauzia I made your Malai Tikka Masala , it was out of the world , did that for a family get together and it was tasting awesome.

Please post more new innovative recipes.

What do you mean by Fresh Cream?

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Fresh cream is the light cooking cream or sometimes known as single cream.

salam fauzia,

can I use paneer instead of chicken in thos recepie

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W/Salaam, yes you can.

Shahiraaz's picture

Salams Sis, I'm making this today..I'd like to know if I'm shallow frying the chicken cubes...can I use the same pan to prepare the sauce?? Since u have mentioned in your recipe that the remainders of drippings from grilling the chicken cubes to be used, I thought perhaps I can use the same pan if shallow frying???...pls let me know soon....tnx!!

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W/Salaam, yes you can.

Aoa Fauzia...Thanks for your lovely recipes.can i use sour cream for this recipe?

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Yes you can. :)

Salaam sister.there is no mention of coriander in this recipe.I haven't added to my marinade.is coriander needed as accidently it may be missed out in the ingredient list.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, no the coriander is not an important ingredient for this recipe. You can use a bit of powdered coriander in the marinade if you want but it is not a must.

Can i use dry fenugreek leaves and nestle milk pack creame that comes in tetra pack.thnks

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Yes you can use dried fenugreek leaves, reduce the amount though by half. And yes you can use the cream as long as it is not a sweetened cream.

I dont have fenugreek leaves? Can i omit this? :(

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Yes that is fine, omit them.

Salaams can i use nestle creme cans for the cream??

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, if it is unsweetened then yes you can.