Shopping List & Prep1 package Masi Masa Indian Tikka Masala Spice Blend
1½ lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 medium tomato, diced
1 small red onion, minced
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1" piece ginger, peeled & minced or grated
This recipe was given to us by Raj, the lovely owner of India’s Grocery in Boulder, CO. (He rattled it off while I scrambled to write it down on the back of an envelope I scrounged up from my backpack.) If you’re in Boulder, be sure to stop in for a chat with him and to pick up some of his yummy samosas.
Raj’s recipe has a lot less tomato than the one on our package, making for a thicker sauce. You can substitute chicken breasts with thighs or make it vegetarian with tofu, potatoes and cauliflower, or even garbanzo beans (you’ll just want 4-5 cups of something to add to sauce).
*To avoid splitting, mix a little sauce into the yogurt in a bowl before mixing into the pan of sauce. For a smooth sauce, blend with immersion blender (or in standing blender) before adding chicken.
If you are a fan of the Bollywood Popcorn at Trader Joe’s, you’ll be happy to hear that it’s super easy (and we think even more delicious) to make your own.