Food fusion is the practice of blending elements from different cuisines into a dish. This can take many forms, such as regional fusion and food’mash-ups’.
Fusion dishes have been around for centuries, reflecting the cultural exchange of food between different civilizations. As a result, recipes often feature intricate ingredients and preparation methods from diverse climates and regions.
Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken Tikka Masala is an iconic Indian dish, composed of yogurt-marinated broiled chicken in a creamy tomato sauce seasoned with spices. It’s often served alongside naan bread and rice – yet this simple to make dish tastes just as good as the restaurant version!
Making an authentic Chicken Tikka Masala requires high quality ingredients. Use leaner chicken thighs instead of breasts, fire roasted crushed tomatoes which have less acidity than regular, more yogurt to tenderize the chicken, and over a cup of cream for that silky, velvety sauce!
You’ll also need garam masala, which is an aromatic blend of spices popular in Indian cooking. It includes cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, cumin, coriander, nutmeg and peppercorns.
In addition to the ingredients listed, you’ll also need some salt, lemon juice and garlic. Finally, you’ll need a large bowl to marinate the chicken in and an outdoor grill to cook it on.
Once the marinade has been pour over your chicken, cover and leave for at least 30 minutes. This allows the flavors to fully combine and the meat will be coated in spices.
While your chicken marinates, you can make the tikka masala sauce in a separate pot. Once ready, simply add the marinated chicken back into the pan and coat it in creamy, spice-infused tomato sauce.
Once the sauce has finished cooking, you can serve it over hot steamed basmati rice or warm naan bread. No matter which way you serve it, this food fusion chicken recipe will surely satisfy your craving for this classic dish!
If you’re searching for a chicken dish that’s light on calories and not too greasy, look no further. Not only is it simple to make, but comes together quickly as well – perfect to take with you on the go or serve at your next dinner party!
This dish is a must-try for those who appreciate Indian cuisine. The tikka masala sauce is full of flavor and the chicken tender and juicy! Serve with rice, naan bread or just on its own.
It’s also an ideal meal to whip up when having friends over and want to show off your culinary abilities. Everyone will be sure to love it!
All ingredients for this recipe can be found at your local grocery store: Greek yogurt, garlic, ginger, lemon, garam masala (cumin), olive oil (oregano, onion and ground coriander), chili powder mix (chili powder and turmeric) tomato puree and tomato sauce.
The chicken marinates in yogurt and spices before being simmered in the tikka masala sauce for an hour or more. Once marinated, you can either grill it or air fry it to perfection!
To begin the marinade, combine yogurt, lemon juice, garlic and ginger in a large bowl. Whisk vigorously to mix everything together until fully mixed. Next add your chicken pieces to the bowl and turn until evenly coated with marinade.
Chicken Tikka Makhani
Butter chicken and chicken tikka masala are two of the most beloved Indian curries. Both dishes are delicious, easy to make at home, yet very distinct in flavor.
Butter chicken is typically a creamy dish, while chicken tikka masala stands out due to its tomato-heavy sauce. Although both dishes use similar spices, butter chicken may use less tomatoes than its tomato-infused counterpart.
Butter chicken recipes come in many varieties, but all involve simmering a mixture of chicken and cream in a curry-flavored sauce. You can customize this recipe to your own preference by adjusting amounts of heavy cream or soaked cashews as desired.
To achieve the tandoori-style chicken in this recipe, marinate it for hours or even days before cooking. Doing so allows the spices and herbs to really infuse into both the chicken itself as well as infusing the makhani sauce that will form underneath.
First, combine all the ingredients for the marinade – dahi (yogurt), lemon juice, ginger garlic paste, green chilies, salt and garam masala in a large mixing bowl that can accommodate your chicken pieces. Give it a good whisk to ensure the mixture is uniform throughout. Next add your pieces of chicken to the marinade and mix until evenly coated.
This recipe can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days or frozen for up to a month. Additionally, you can use it as the basis for other curries like chicken korma or vegetable kababs.
Once the marinade has been prepared, add it to your tandoori oven or cast iron skillet and cook the chicken over high heat. This method of making chicken tikka masala is the simplest and juiciest. If you want the authentic tandoori effect without using a tandoor, bake it in an oven preheated to 350degF (175degC) for 15 minutes.
Once you’re ready to serve, place the grilled chicken over a bed of rice or naan bread and pour the makhani over top. If desired, garnish with some finely chopped green onions and fresh coriander.
If you’re serving this dish to guests, make the makhani sauce in advance and store in the fridge until serving time. Doing this will help guarantee that the makhani is smooth and flavorful when you’re ready to enjoy it.
Once the makhani has cooked and cooled, you’ll need to make the gravy. This may take some time, but it will reward you with that creamy, indulgent taste in return.
You can buy gravy from your local Indian market, but it will be much more cost-effective to make it yourself and save yourself some money in the long run.
This makhani recipe is simple to prepare and makes a great family meal. Serve it with naan bread or basmati rice.