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Didn’t like it at all. Tastes sour like the yogurt. I’m using cream next time
Any ideas of how to to substitute fresh tomatoes for the canned crushed ones? Should i give it a whirl in a food processor? And about how many cups would that be? Or can I just weigh 14 oz of fresh tomatoes? I was just given an end of harvest bounty! Thanks!
Hi Katie, congratulations on your bounty! In this case, I would measurer out 2 cups of chopped fresh tomatoes, plus their juices. Cheers!
This is my favorite recipe, I’m no chef by any means and this is amazing every time. I tend to let it simmer even longer because my girlfriend loves the thick sauce. I make 2 batches of this recipe, one for chicken for me, and one with tofu for her!
Thank you for this recipe, i enjoy making this dish, me and mom like it alot
Wow. I never go through the effort to leave comments on recipes I try — but this was absolutely exceptional. I made two modifications — because of the current era of grocery pickup. I used Greek yogurt in the marinade, which I left overnight, (and then mixed the onion in the excess marinade before cooking them) and used cashew cream instead of heavy cream. Will be making again. I think this may be my new favorite dish
Thanks for sharing, Ratna. So glad you liked this!
Have not tried yet, but I wanted to know if homemade yogurt with whole milk would be ok? Also, can you reuse the yogurt from the marinade for the second part of the recipe, or would it be too spicy – not suitable? Thanks!
Yes, your homemade yogurt should be fine…and most likely very tasty. If you strain your yogurt, mix it with a little whole milk to get the consistency of regular yogurt.
As for re-using the marinade in the sauce, you don’t want to do that for a few reasons. The first is food safety. After adding the masala sauce, you don’t boil the mixture (it would curdle), and so any salmonella bacteria that may be present won’t be killed off. Secondly, the marinade gets thin from the chicken releasing liquid, so the consistency won’t be right.
Phenomenal! I followed the recipe as written other than subbing avocado oil for canola oil. Dare I say this recipe is even better than some versions I’ve had in a restaurant? I used 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and loved the heat to the dish. Simple Recipes continues to be my go-to site!
Simply Recipes for the win again!
We really loved this recipe and will make it again. Spice/flavors were great. I followed the recipe exactly. So fun to find a winning recipe! My boyfriend adds hot sauce to everything. This is the first time in six months that he didn’t add hot sauce to his dinner and it was because the spice profile was perfect! He kept raving that he loved it. Winner!
i am making this again tonight. I had to search for this recipe again and nowwill bookmark it. this is absolutely awesome. I have never made any kind ofIndian before, my partner is quite skilled at it. So we had a contest. I chosethis recipe and he just messaged me and said – how about that Tikka you madetonight for supper. :) bravo and thank you
The taste is fantastic. The simplicity involved makes for a dream dish.
Edit to my last comment. It is actually THIS recipe I’ve been making. I forgot that this first appeared a few years ago.
This is very, very similar to a Cook’s Illustrated recipe I have made many times. That is quite good, and so I expect this will be as well.
However, I’m not happy with the garam masala I purchased. All the review said that Rani Garam Masala was the stuff to get, so that’s what I’m using. Does anyone have a recommendation for a brand that would be better, or a recipe to make something that would taste better?
Absolutely delicious, I WILL keep this recipe!
I made this tonight. I messed up cooking the chicken a little, but it was still a hit. I added sliced carrots and green beans to the sauce and let it simmer a little longer before I added the meat back in. Great easy to follow directions!
This recipe turned out great! The whole household loved it. I loved how quickly everything cooked.My sauce separated. Especially the while cooking the chicken. What should I do differently?
Hi Kate! That’s a bummer about the sauce! I’m guessing the sauce got too hot too quickly while you were cooking it which made it separate like that, or perhaps you used a different kind of yogurt than what was called for? Or perhaps both? Greek yogurt doesn’t work well in this recipe. Glad everyone liked it, though!
I made it many times, it is delicious and my kids love it.
Delicious and easy but pretty spicy- I’ll definitely make it with less cayenne next time. I also made a batch with tofu instead of chicken and it turned out good!
I believe I originally found this recipe here in 2018 and have made it 4 or more times since then. It is wonderful and a dish my son (an adult) will request so I nearly double it. Leftovers go quickly. I increased the yogurt because we like having plenty of the sauce for the basmati rice.
The recepie is perfect ! I was doing it first time and it went great ! But I used ghee :)
Does ghee make a difference?