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Northern India Food Found At Puran

Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:00:50 CDT
By: Jim Browne

Northern India Food Found At Puran GLT's early morning host Jim Browne is prowling twin city streets, looking for something good to eat. Today, the first installment of our series, "Dishing It Up,":


     Chicken Tikka Masala

1-1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken . Cut into 1 inch cubes

1 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground red pepper
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 piece minced ginger (1" long)
6 bamboo skewers (6")
    Marinate overnight in refrigerator.
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 garlic cloves , minced
1 jalapeno, minced
3 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 Soak bamboo skewers in water.
2 Thread chicken on skewers, and marinate (in the refrigerator) for an hour or so.
3 Discard marinade.
4 For sauce, melt butter on medium heat.
5 Add garlic & jalapeno; cook 1 minute.
6 Stir in coriander, cumin, paprika, garam masala & salt.
7 Stir in tomato sauce, simmer 15 minutes.
8 Stir in cream; simmer to thicken- about 5 minutes.
9 Slide Chicken in fairly cool tandoori, about 350 degrees fahrenheit, You can also grill or broil chicken, turning occasionally, to cook through- about 8 minutes.
10 Remove chicken from skewers; add to sauce.
11 Simmer 5 minutes.
12 Garnish with cilantro Serve with rice, and naan bread.

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