How to make it

  • To prepare the chicken:
  • Mix the Tikka ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Add the chicken to the bowl, rub Tikka in well.
  • Leave to marinate overnight or for about 6 hours.
  • Bring out of the fridge 30 minutes before roasting.
  • Preheat oven to 230 C/445 F.
  • Put chicken on a roasting dish with the marinade and cover with buttered foil.
  • Roast for 5 minutes, then turn down the heat to 200 C/390 F and roast for 20 minutes.
  • Once roasted, take out from oven and leave to rest.
  • To make the tomato sauce:
  • Put all the ingredients in a large pan and bring to the boil.
  • Once boiled, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Stir regularly. The sauce should thicken.
  • Push sauce into a bowl through a sieve, remember to include the sauce hanging on to the underside of the sieve. Discard remnants in the sieve.
  • To complete the makhani sauce:
  • Melt butter in a large pan.
  • Add cumin and let sizzle for 2 minutes.
  • Add the now-sieved tomato sauce.
  • Bring to a simmer, then leave for 5 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients.
  • Simmer gently, then stir occasionally until the sauce has thickened and is creamy, approximately 5 minutes.
  • Add chicken, which you can cut however you please; I cut mine into cubes.
  • Mix well and heat through, about 5 minutes.

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    " It was excellent "
    Suef ate it and said...
    Excellent. Too much bother to strain tomato sauce - we don't mind a few lumps of tomato, but I did fish out the cloves. Also halved the chilli powder as we don't like our dishes too fiery. Result marvellous, thankyou!
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    " It was excellent "
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  • honeypig 10 years ago
    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ! sounds ace !!
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  • chefmeow 10 years ago
    Sounds absolutely off the charts fantastic. Will be making soon. Thans for posting.
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