Oh chicken tikka, like spaghetti with meatballs and general Tso
before you, you have no cultural reference.
A staple in Indian cooking is ghee, or clarified butter. To make it, just boil some butter for awhile and keep skimming off the foam.
Dried Kashmiri chiles.
If you are noticing the strange counters, this is because we are house-sitting for the week. That's how we scored this sweet mortar and pestle.
Here is how the ghee looks when it's done. It's like what people dip their lobster in.
I was going to get chicken pieces to save time, but the
store had other plans. Everything was
past expiration and not looking too nice. But the good news was this was a
local chicken raised organically at Watson's farm here in
Add these things to the mortar.
Cut some holes in the chicken to get the marinade all in there.
This had an amazing smell
Ok, I swear to you this is a lime! What is happening!! I'm kinda freaked out, I think there is a ghost in my camera like in that shutter movie!
This is supposed to sit for at LEAST 4 hours but we only had 1 and that's why it was a little bland.
Meanwhile, Mandi thought she would try her hand at Naan. I am not going to put the recipe because it did not come out that great. It was still delicious, but more biscuity.
Wait, what's this!!
Haha just kidding, that was the ghee poured on the counter for naan making proposes. And this is Elvis, the reason we were house sitting in the first place. Elvis, you're a star now!
These are for the start of the sauce
MMMMM the chicken was great out of the oven. We each had a wing and they were yum.
With some ghee in the pan, throw in the garlic ginger and chiles.
Add a can of chopped tomatoes and some cream, and the chicken.
Oh yea, cook some plain jasmine rice in the mean time.
Cilantro tastes good on top
Making this made us realize many things about cooking in a
kitchen that is not your own. Check back
tomorrow for more thoughts on this.
Also I am going to put a more detailed recipe with the measurements and stuff just below here when I reformat my site in a few days, so be sure to check back for that as well.