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3 ways to cook Chicken Tikka Masala with Anar Gourmet Foods Seasoning Kits

Making perfectly spiced Chicken Tikka Masala by using our Indian seasoning kits and easy recipe is our favorite hack to make this delicious dish. You can also use 3 different cooking methods to prepare it. If you don't have an oven or if it's not working, no worries! You can cook this dish in a pressure cooker or on the stove. 

  1. Bake: This is our favorite way to make this dish. The taste is absolutely on the mark. There is no need to simmer the sauce for an extra 5-7 mins, to thicken it and boil off excess liquid. 
  • Marinate chicken with Step 1 spice packet, plain yogurt and lemon juice preferably overnight (per recipe).
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line deep baking pan with aluminum or parchment paper. 
  • Place marinated chicken in baking pan, bake for 20 minutes.
  • While baking chicken, prepare the sauce in a pot (per recipe). 
  • After sauce in pot is bubbling, CAREFULLY remove chicken from oven. Scoop chicken out of liquid in baking pan with a slotted spoon and place chicken in sauce. This gets rid of excess liquid easily.
  • Simmer for another 20-25 mins till chicken is cooked and it falls apart easily. That's it!

2.  Pressure Cooker: This is a very efficient way to cook the chicken fast while sealing the juices in the chicken. 

  • Marinate chicken with Step 1 packet, plain yogurt and lemon juice preferably overnight (per recipe)
  • Prepare the sauce in the pressure cooker per recipe. 
  • Add marinated chicken directly to the sauce in the pressure cooker. Cover with lid.
  • Use pressure cooker function, set to high pressure and "normal" mode. Close pressure cooker vent i.e. toggle the lever to seal pressure cooker.  This usually sets the cooking time to 15 or 20 minutes after pressure is built up in the cooker. 
  • After timer goes off, cancel "pressure cooker" function. CAREFULLY toggle lever to vent and let all the steam out. 
  • Check to see if chicken is cooked and falls apart easily. Normally, the chicken is cooked at this stage. If it is not, set pressure cooker to "sauté" function in "normal" mode and cook for approximately another 10 mins with lid on. Stir occasionally to ensure chicken is not burning.
  • There will be a lot of sauce in the pressure cooker. Simmer for another 5-10 mins with lid off (still in "sauté" function and "normal" mode) to boil off excess liquid and thicken sauce. This will give you the same AMAZING taste as when you bake the chicken. 

3. Stove top: This is the easiest way to make the dish. 

  • Marinate chicken with Step 1 packet, plain yogurt and lemon juice preferably overnight (per recipe)
  • Prepare the sauce in a pot on the stove top (per recipe). 
  • Add marinated chicken directly to the sauce in the pot. Cover tightly with lid.
  • Bring to boil, then turn down heat to simmer. 
  • Cook for 30-35 mins.  
  • Check to see if chicken is cooked and falls apart easily. If it is not cooked, simmer for approximately another 10 mins with lid on. Stir occasionally to ensure chicken is not burning.
  • There will be a lot of sauce in pot. Simmer for another 7-10 mins with lid off  to boil off excess liquid and thicken sauce. You will get the same mouthwatering taste when you bake the chicken.

Suggested pairing with dish:

Traditional: Rice (preferably white basmati rice), naan or Indian flat break of choice. Better yet, make some mouthwatering 😋 turmeric infused coconut rice (recipe is on the website) to up the oomph! to this dish. 

Fusion Indian: Eat with taco shells and your favorite toppings, it's just AMAZING! Or repurpose as a second meal with all the yummy sauce. Add some shrimp or veggies, simmer ingredients to cook them in sauce for an amazing mouthwatering fusion Indian dish. 


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Delicious!!

These are absolutely delicious meals and easy to make!!

Dear Angela,
Thank you for your AWESOME thoughtful review. I appreciate you taking the time to write it. I am absolutely thrilled that you love my Ground Beef recipe. I love that my food brings joy to you and your family at the dinner table.
Thank you for brightening our day.
Cheers,
Priya

It was delicious!

My wife and I met you as you were setting up at Market District on Sunday morning. We purchased one of all the seasoning kits you had there.

Marcie made the Chicken Tikka Masala over basmati for dinner on Monday. It was delicious! We are so happy we ran into you and purchased your products. We are anxious to try the others.

As you indicated it makes a plentiful amount so we have enough for leftovers. Also we had extra sauce so the next day for dinner I simmered wild shrimp in the sauce and served it over mashed butternut and sweet potatoes. That too was very good.

Thank you Vince and Marcie for your AWESOME review! We are delighted that you loved our Chicken Tikka Masala seasoning kit. We especially LOVE your creative fusion Indian twist of using wild shrimp with the chicken tikka masala sauce over mashed butternut and sweet potatoes. It's ultimate comfort food! YUMMY !

So delicious!

Thank you for another amazing recipe! I made this using your recipe for seafood stew and it was incredible! It was such a treat and so easy to make. I will definitely be ordering another packet to make again!

Soooo good!

Had my first experience making Indian food and so appreciated the kits! Made chicken tikka masala and saag paneer, and they were both excellent. And, they were even better heated up as left overs! Will definitely buy again!

Hi Pam,
I am SO very thrilled that you had an AMAZING experience with both the chicken tikka masala and saag paneer kits. We are delighted that you love our easy Indian home cooking made with love! Thank you so much for your thoughtful and awesome review!
Cheers,
Priya

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Annette hladio (Ambler, US)
AMAZING!!

Priya is a fabulous instructor. Very funny, great directions, always checking to make sure I was following along. Food was also very amazing! Totally enjoyed the class. Will do it again!

Annette!!! It was such a pleasure to have you in class. I thoroughly enjoyed your company. I am quite delighted that your very first experience of cooking an entire Indian meal of main entrée and accompaniment (Chicken Tikka Masala and coconut rice) was a success! Thank you for your wonderful review :-).