Tikka is a boneless piece of meat. Masala is a sauce. Hence, Chicken Tikka Masala is boneless pieces of chicken in a sauce :) Chicken Tikka Masala is a British national dish. It is NOT an Indian dish. The mother dish of Chicken Tikka Masala is Butter Chicken. Chicken Tikka Masala, in a nutshell, is a combination of butter chicken sauce, boneless chicken, and curry sauce spices.
A French classic dessert, Creme brulee translates to ‘burnt cream’ and is a custard topped with caramelized sugar. Although traditionally, it is made with vanilla bean, I enjoy various versions of creme brulee, and one of my versions includes infusing creme brulee with the warm scented flavor of saffron, and a hint of cardamom.. The first time I had this creme brulee, it was at Taj hotel in Mumbai, India. I have always been a fan of creme brulee, and this was an interesting twist. As time does its magic, the deep golden color of saffron beautifully infuses into the creme brulee. Saffron is a warm spice, and is an aphrodisiac, so this is a perfect recipe for your...
Another recipe post is up on Elephant Journal for your viewing pleasure. Try out the recipes and tag me showing your recreations. I look forward to reposting your pictures. :) Indian Comfort Foods for Winter Don't forget your spice blends for cooking! A portion of the proceeds will go to charity.
I had the pleasure of visiting the Great Day Washington kitchen again with Lamb Two Ways. Both dishes are perfect for the cold weather headed our way and any holiday entertaining for the upcoming season.