Chicken tikka masala

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Chicken tikka masala
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Chicken tikka masala
CourseMain course
Place of originIndian subcontinent
or United Kingdom
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsChicken, yogurt, cream, tomato, onion, garlic, ginger, chili pepper
VariationsLamb, fish or paneer tikka masala

Chicken tikka masala is a type of food that is made up of roasted marinated chicken (chicken tikka) in a curry sauce full of spices. Chicken tikka is made up of boneless pieces of chicken marinated in spices and yogurt, then roasted in an oven. The sauce is usually creamy and orange-coloured.[1] Even though a sauce made of tomato and coriander is commonly used, there is no specific recipe for the sauce that everyone uses.[2][3]

Chicken tikka masala is very popular in the United Kingdom and it has been called a "true British national dish".[4] It can be found in restaurants all over the world.[5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Lloyd, J and Mitchinson, J. The Book of General Ignorance. Faber & Faber, 2006.
  2. Jackson, Peter (2010). A Cultural Politics of Curry in "Hybrid Cultures, Nervous States: Britain and Germany in a (post)colonial World". Amsterdam: Rodopi BV. p. 172. ISBN 9789042032286. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  3. Webb, Andrew (2011). Food Britannia. Random House. p. 177. ISBN 978-1847946232. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  4. Cook, Robin (19 April 2001). "Robin Cook's chicken tikka masala speech". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  5. Kumar, Rakesh (24 February 2007). "Tastes that travel". The Hindu. Chennai, India: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  6. Aravind Adiga (20 March 2006). "The Spice of Life". Time. Retrieved 1 June 2007.

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