You won’t believe where I’m writing this post from. We are holidaaaying in a beautiful beach town, which is far from the crowd, is spattered with tiny shacks and resorts serving fresh seafood and has the bluest waters I’ve seen in India so far. I’m only going to tease you with a few pictures while I leave you with a killer Chicken Tikka Masala recipe. If you google chicken tikka masala, you are going to get about 14,50,000 results, but none of them can boast of using zero oil which is why this one is special.
This was the last meal we had before we left on our long-weekend vacation and a break that was much needed after the crazy months that we’ve had with both of us neck deep in work. I was hoping to leave technology behind and give myself a break, but didn’t have enough time to actually post a recipe before we left, and hence, a quick post to tell you all about the amazeballs that this Chicken Tikka Masala is.
And by the time I come back from my vacaaaaytion, I’m going to insist that you try this out because you will be amazed at how good this curry can taste with NO OIL. It still retains all the flavor, is rich, deep in color and chock block full of flavors, just the way chicken tikka masala should be. I do admit that I cheated a bit and added a tablespoon or two of cream, which is completely optional. But my north indian roots wouldn’t allow me to disregard the fat completely. I know you understand.
While I go back to enjoying my book and my half forgotten cup of tea, make sure you try this out because I promise you, this come pretty close to the real thing, without all the grilling that tikka usually requires. This is the best version of homemade chicken tikka masala that you are going to have, without all the calories that the restaurant version comes with.
Or better still, find me on Instagram and show me your cooking skills by tagging your pictures #myfoodstories