Ooh La La Chicken Masala!

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"Spice up your next dinner with this authentic meal!"

Prep Time: 15 Min
Cooking Time: 15 Min
Total Time: 30 Min
Servings: 4

Ingredients

For the Marinade:

4 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
2 tbsp garam masala spice mix
1 tsp red chili paste
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp turmeric
½ cup plain, natural yogurt
450g skinless chicken breast, cut into 2"chunks

For the Sause:

2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 red onion, finely chopped
4 cardamom pods
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tbsp garam masala spice mix
1 tbsp brown sugar (for a twist)
2 tbsp ground almonds
400g chopped tomatoes
1 cup light/single cream (for a twist)

Directions

Place all marinade ingredients, except the yogurt, into a food processor and blitz for a few seconds to create a thick paste.Place the paste into a mixing bowl, add the yogurt and stir well. Add the chicken pieces and stir to make sure all the chicken is coated in the sauce.

Heat the oil a large frying pan until hot but not smoking. Add the chopped onion, cardamom pods and garlic paste and stir well. Be careful to not brown the onions, if they start to brown lower the heat.

Add the garam masala, sugar, ground almonds, chopped tomatoes, stir and cook until the sauce thickens, for few minutes. Add the chicken pieces and the cream. Stir well and cook on a gentle heat for a further 10 minutes.

Serve hot with either naan bread, chapatis and/or a little boiled rice.