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Garam Masala Chicken

Yield:  4-6 Servings

Ingredients

1 Onion, chopped
1 T Garlic, minced
1 T Ginger, minced
1/2 or 1 14 oz. can Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes (Depends how thick you would like the sauce)
2 T Ghee or Vegetable Oil
1 T Tomato Paste
¼ cup Water
1 T Tijerina Garam Masala Spice Mix (or quick & simple recipe Here)
1 lb. Chicken (Boneless things preferred)
4 T Coconut Cream, Heavy Cream or Plain Whole Milk Yogurt
1 bunch fresh Cilantro, rough chopped

Method

  1. Place onion, garlic, ginger, tomatoes and salt in a food processor and process until a paste forms,
  2. In a medium sauté pan over medium heat, melt the ghee or oil and add the mixture along with the tomato paste and stir.
  3. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, then reduce heat to low and simmer 5-7 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  4. Stir in Tijerina’s Garam Masala, add the chicken and simmer about 10 minutes or until the chicken reads an internal temperature of 167 degrees.
  5. Beat the cream/yogurt in a bowl and stir 1-2 T of the sauce into the bowl and beat continuously so that the cream does not break.
  6. Stir in the cream mixture into the pan until mixture is creamy.

Serve immediately over Saffron Rice with a side of Raita. Enjoy!

 

Saffron Rice

Yield:  4-6 Servings

Ingredients

2 cups Basmati Rice
1 3/4 cups Water
1 tsp. Kosher Salt
1 Star Anise
¼ tsp. Saffron

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter a 2 1/2-quart baking dish.
  3. *In a medium saucepan over high heat add all of the ingredients and cook until boiling.
  4. Remove from heat and pour mixture into the baking dish, cover with foil and bake until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. 20 minutes. Remove from oven, let rest for 5 minutes and fluff with a fork.

*Alternatively, you can add the rice to the dish, pour hot water over and stir and then cover and bake.

Raita

Yield:  4-6 Servings

1 clove Garlic, minced
1 cup Plain Whole Milk Yogurt
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Sugar
1/4 tsp Paprika
1 English Cucumber, peeled and diced
1 Carrot, julienne
1/2 tsp Black Pepper, freshly ground

Method

  1. In a small bowl, beat yogurt, garlic, salt, sugar and paprika.
  2. Mix in cucumber, carrot and black pepper.
  3. Chill covered in refrigerator until ready to serve.

4 thoughts on “Indian Chicken (Garam Masala) with Saffron Rice and Raita

  1. Hi… you list Tijerina’s Garam Masala Spice Mix in the recipe. Is that something I can purchase?

    Thanks!
    Kristin

    1. Good Afternoon Kristin! Thank you for reading my blog and for reaching out. My spices are ready to sell and I am working diligently on a website so that they can be purchased and I will mail them out. I will post in in my blog and on FB and Instagram once it is up and ready to rock! Thank you for your interest. Did you check out my newest FB Live post? Jessica’s Tips, Tricks & Hacks. Hopefully everyday! https://www.facebook.com/chefJTijerina/videos/2895924363789083/
      Best Regards,
      Jessica

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