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Chicken Tikka Masala with Turmeric Rice

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This is actually from the Nintendo DS world cooking game, and I love it!  I serve with store bought naan and turmeric rice- recipe below.

Chicken Tikka Masala

2 chicken breasts
Marinade-
1/3 tsp salt
1 tsp garam masala
2 small cloves garlic
1/4 piece ginger
2 tbsp plain (or vanilla) yogurt

1 tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 large onion
1 medium tomato
2 small cloves garlic
1/4 piece (about 1 inch) ginger root
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp garam marsala
3 tbsp water
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt


Trim chicken, cut into small cubes- mix all marinade ingredients and fold in to chicken.  Marinate at least 15 minutes,
but the longer the better

Chop onion, tomato, garlic, ginger.  Sauté onions in canola oil over low heat until golden brown.  Add garlic and
ginger and sauté until fragrant.  Add tomatoes and sauté until moisture has evaporated.  Add cumin powder, garam
masala, salt and sugar, simmer for 2 minutes.  Add water and simmer for 2 minutes.

In a separate pan heat olive oil, sauté chicken over low heat.  Add chicken to sauce and mix well- bring briefly
to a boil before removing from heat.  Transfer to plate and serve!



Turmeric Rice
(Truly, I throw all ingredients in to my rice cooker and let it go, but here's the proper way to do it)

1 cup rice (I use basic brown)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp butter
1 cup chicken broth

Wash and drain rice, soak in fresh water for 20 minutes, drain
Melt butter in pan on low, add rice and stir fry for 1 minute
Add salt, turmeric, stir
Add chicken stock, bring to a boil
Reduce to low, coverer, let simmer for 15 minutes
Remove from heat and let steam for 5 minutes
Stir and serve!
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