Chicken tikka masala is an Indian dish that is most loved and ordered in an Indian Restaurant in Cranbourne. Every time someone thinks about eating chicken or non-veg food items in Indian starters or main courses, the customers will directly order chicken tikka masala.
In this blog, we are going to talk about what makes chicken tikka masala so popular in the bars in Cranbourne and get in-depth about this Indian dish.
What is Chicken Tikka Masala?
Chicken tikka masala is a simple dish, and you can all guess what this dish is all about with the help of its name. In this dish, firstly, marinated chicken tikka is cooked by roasting smaller pieces of chicken, and then it is cooked in tomatoes and onion gravy that gives the perfect texture, taste, and fragrance to this dish.
Although there are a number of variations that you would be able to notice at Cholas Indian Restaurant, right after visiting our restaurant, you would be able to notice that we offer a lot of varieties of chicken tikka masala.
These varieties are basically the different types of sauces and gravies in which Chicken tikka masala is cooked. Hence you can select them on the basis of your preferences and the kind of chicken tikka masala you want to try.
Story Behind Chicken Tikka Masala
Most people believe that chicken tikka masala is an Indian dish, while some believe that it has been taken from Britishers. While there are various stories revolving around chicken tikka masala, we came across one story which is believed to be true and that is the story of chef Ahmed.
In Scotland, someone asked for a chicken tikka dish from chef Ahmed, and he cooked the dish as per the requirements, but later the customer returned that dish because the chicken tikka was very dry.
And to solve that issue, chef Ahmed used the stuff that was available to him, such as tomatoes, and he created a sauce for the chicken tikka, later adding chicken tikka in that sauce which made chicken tikka masala.
Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe
Let us have a look at the chicken tikka recipe followed by us at Cholas Indian Restaurant:
1- First, you would have to cut the chicken into smaller pieces, and then you need to marinate it in a mixture of curd, lemon juice, ginger garlic paste, and a few spices. Mix the chicken pieces properly.
2- Make sure to marinate it for 8 hours and then keep it in the refrigerator for 2 days. In this way, you would be able to add flavour to the depth of your chicken for chicken tikka masala.
3- Meanwhile, you can start cooking gravy or sauce for your chicken tikka masala. To make the gravy, you need to add oil to the pan along with two onions finely chopped. Later add spices as per your preferences, and later you need to add tomato puree.
Mix them properly and keep them on a simmer; once all the oil starts losing, you need to add some water and put it on simmer for a few minutes.
4- Make sure to grill the chicken tikka properly, and lastly, add the chicken tikka to the gravy and mix them well.
You can add cream at the end.
Chicken tikka masala is one of the most loved Indian dishes. We hope you were able to learn a number of things with the help of this blog. If you are looking for the best chicken tikka masala, Cholas Indian Restaurant is the right place for you.