- N​icer crockery might help.

I made a chicken tikka masala and it was ace

Maybe I was wrong. Maybe you can make something a bit like Indian food.

1y ago

T​his was made with the 'chicken cheater masala' recipe from my forthcoming cookbook (plug). It's a cheat because the tikka process uses a conventional grill rather than a true tandoor, but the marinades are bob-on and made from scratch.

I​ deviated from my own recipe slightly because I didn't have enough yoghurt for the main sauce. I added a bit of goats' milk, but I think that might have cooked out, so the sauce is slightly thick. Very good flavour, though. I was so excited by the way this turned out that I forgot to eat the papad first, so I'll have those for lunch today, with a cheese 'n' pickle sarnie.

T​he thing to the left was made up in the artistry of the moment, with okra, a large chilli, and a few left over tomatoes from our Italian evening. I added some council curry powder and a bit of oil. It worked. Everything worked, in fact, and the missus said 'You can make that again if you want,' and she's never said that before.

T​he other bowl contains rice.

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Comments (23)

  • Looking good James.. We may make an Indian out of you soon.

      1 year ago
  • I feel that James May is slowly becoming James May Kumar! 🤔😂

      1 year ago
  • I can’t find a plated up photo but I love my partners homemade curry, the one in the wok is chicken and the saucepan one is vegetarian.

      1 year ago
  • James may is just so cool ,love the way he is serious but at the same time sarcastic and explains things in a simple way. Two people I really enjoy watching and would love to have a beer with is Jeremy Clarkson and James may, tv legends 👍

      1 year ago
  • Funny you mentioned the cheese n pickle sarnie. I’ve just finished rewatching the Sarnies of the Seventies cheese sandwich video. I must be channeling Bim! Chicken Tikka looks good.

      1 year ago