I love rice and so does my husband. We try to find different ways to prepare and enjoy this wonderful food. Through time, we found hundreds of recipes, some simple and some exotic, and have enjoyed preparing them. We've found some real winners, which I have published on this blog and some that are not so great, which are in my personal "do not" repeat folder. I have created this site to share those memorable dishes - which are all about this wonderful food called "rice".

Chicken Tikka Masala

This is probably one of the most popular Indian dishes.  This is a recent invention made in one of the restaurants here in the United States.  Oven roasted or grilled chicken will work as well if you do not have tandoori chicken. To make Tandoori chicken all you need is Tandoori paste, which can be purchased in most ethnic grocery stores,  mix it with 1 cup of yogurt. Marinade the chicken piece then broiler in the oven.


8 pieces cooked Tandoori chicken
1 14oz canned chopped tomatoes
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
2 tblsp butter
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 fresh red chilli (seeded and minced)
3 tsp cumin
3 tsp paprika
salt and pepper to taste
Cilantro sprigs for garnish

Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add garlic and chilli and stir fry for 1 minute. Stir in cumin and paprika. Continue to stir for another 30 seconds.  Do not allow spices to burn.  Add  the tomatoes with juice and continue stirring.  Stir in the heavy cream and allow sauce to simmer in low for 10 minutes stirring frequently. Sauce should thicken.
Remove bones from the chicken pieces.  Add the chicken pieces to the sauce.  continue cooking for another 3-5 minutes or until chicken is heated through. Garnish with cilantro.

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