We might not have a slew of condescending, curse-filled British commentary to back up this week’s pick, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still bloody f*cking awesome. Our latest pick for #RecipeOfTheWeek comes to you straight from the foul-mouthed chef himself, Gordon Ramsay. This week, we’re featuring the celebrity chef’s super simple and incredibly delicious Chicken Tikka Masala.
The great thing about this recipe is that it’s extremely simple to make. And maybe Gordon’s finally starting to relax, or maybe he’s just adjusting his recipes after witnessing years of imbecility in the kitchen, but either way, Chef Ramsay has boiled this dish down to the absolute basics, and we thank him for that. After all, the best food comes from the simplest ingredients. Also a plus: We don’t burn ourselves this way!
Whether you’re entertaining guests or simply cooking up a quick dinner at home, this recipe makes our week’s pick because it’s simple, easy to make, and packed full of flavour. Here it is…
- Olive oil
- 1 large onion, peeled
- 1-2 fresh green chillies, depending on how hot you like it
- 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 2 teaspoons garam masala
- 1 tablespoon soft brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon tomato puree
- 400g chopped tomatoes (from a tin)
- 4 boneless chicken breasts, cubed
- 10 dried curry leaves
- 4-6 tablespoons natural yogurt
- fresh coriander, chopped
- Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large pan. Slice the onion and add to pan. De-seed and chop chilli(es), chop ginger, and add both to the pan. Crush the garlic and add to the pan; cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Add chili powder, turmeric, garam masala and sugar; cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Add tomato puree and tinned tomatoes; stir and cook for a few minutes.
- Transfer sauce to a food processor and blitz until smooth.
- Add 1 tbsp fresh oil into the same pan and fry the chicken until lightly coloured. Pour the blitzed sauce back into the pan and add curry leaves. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked.
- Stir in the yogurt (or swirl, if that’s your thing) with half of the chopped coriander and serve, garnishing with the remaining coriander.
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