Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Chicken Tikka with Coconut Masala

Hello internets !

I took advantage of a recent trip's lack of distance, and short duration to make real food instead of dehydrated.

First, the chicken tikka.

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I'm starting with a skin-on, bone-in, chicken leg.

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Which I skin, and then cover with spices. I'm using black pepper, cumin, coriander, salt, and cayenne pepper.

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I marinate the chicken in a puree of yogurt and ginger, with garlic.

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After an hour or so, I put it into the over set for broil.

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After broiling, it should look like this.

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My sauce starts out with a simple mixture of chile, onion, and garlic.

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I add in a can of diced tomatoes, and some crushed ginger, before cooking. I like smooth sauce, so I used the hand blender to smooth it out.

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I condense the sauce down to the consistency of tomato paste over low heat.

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I carry it all in a styrofoam cooler. 50mL of Coconut milk, the chicken(shredded), and sauce all fit nicely.

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I cook it up on the trail with fresh cauliflower and broccoli, and finish with coconut milk.

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All the effort pays off !

Cheers !

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