Chicken Tikka Masala Pasta

Here i am with another fusion dish  for you all. I love to bring together flavors from different cuisines. Here the Indian chicken tikka masala is having a love affair with the Italian pasta, aah what a lovely pair they make. 😄😄

 

I have posted many different fusion dishes before like the Chicken Tikka PizzaTandoori Fried ChickenChilli Chicken Puff TartIndian Chicken and Rice with an Arabic Flavor, and Chaat Tart. These recipes got good reviews from all of you, thaanks. 😊

 

These foods bring together flavors in such an unexpected way that you may never wanna see them apart again. 

  

This pasta has got the strong Indian flavors from the the signature Indian spices like the chilli, coriander, garam masala, cumin and turmeric powders. You can eat it as such without adding cheese, but lemme tell you, it tastes really really awesome when baked with cheese. 

 

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 400g boneless chicken cut in cubes

For tikka marination:

  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1″ ginger
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder 
  • 2 tsp coriander powder 
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder 
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 3 tbsp yoghurt
  • Salt to taste

To make gravy:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 medium onion chopped 
  • 2 medium tomato chopped 
  • 5 cloves garlic  
  • 1″ piece ginger crushed
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder 
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder 
  • 1 tsp coriander powder 
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder 
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves

For the pasta:

  • 250g fettuccine/ or any other pasta
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste

  

NOTES:

✔️ The tikka masala gravy should be very thick, only then it will coat well on the pasta. 

✔️ The pasta can be eaten as such without cheese, but i preferred it when baked with the cheese. 

Method:

For the tikka:

  1.   Grind the ginger and garlic along with 3 tbsp oil till smooth. 
  2. Combine all the ingredients listed under marination along with the ginger garlic paste in a bowl. 
  3. Add in the chicken and mix well. Let it stand for 2 hours or overnight. 
  4. Grill the chicken either in the oven or in a pan. 

Cook the fettuccine according to package directions. Add in a tsp of olive oil to the pasta while cookingto avoid it from sticking to one another. 

For the masala:

  1. Heat butter in a pan. To that add in the chopped onions.Sauté till it turns soft and golden brown in colour on low flame. Puree the tomatoes. Keep aside. 
  2.  Make a paste out of the ginger and garlic. Add the paste to the onions. Sauté for 2 minutes. 
  3. On low flame, add in the red chilli, coriander, turmeric, cumin, and garam masala powder. Mix well. Stir for 2minutes. 
  4.   Pour the pureed tomatoes and add tomato paste. Mix. Let it cook for about 10 minutes till the oil separates out. Add in a tbsp more of butter to this. 
  5. Turn off heat, and let the mixture cool. Blend it till you get smooth paste like gravy.  
  6. Pour it back to the pan. Heat. Add in the grilled chicken. 
  7. Add kasuri methi. Cover the pan with a lid and let it simmer on low for about 15 minutes. 
  8.   Open the lid and stir on high flame till the gravy turns dry. The gravy should be thick, so that it will coat very well on the pasta. 
  9. Once the gravy is dry, add the cream. Let it come to a boil. Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves. 
  10. Combine the pasta and tikka masala till all the gravy is coated well on the pasta. 
  11.   Transfer the pasta into a baking dish and spread mozzarella cheese on top. Broil and let the cheese melt. Serve immediately. 

 

Chicken Tikka Masala Pasta
Serves 4
Pasta with the traditional indian chicken tikka masala sauce.
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INGREDIENTS
  1. 400g boneless chicken cut in cubes
For tikka marination
  1. 6 cloves garlic
  2. 1″ ginger
  3. 3 tbsp oil
  4. 2 tsp red chilli powder
  5. 2 tsp coriander powder
  6. 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  7. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  8. 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  9. 3 tbsp yoghurt
  10. Salt to taste
To make gravy
  1. 2 tbsp butter
  2. 1 medium onion chopped
  3. 2 medium tomato chopped
  4. 5 cloves garlic
  5. 1″ piece ginger crushed
  6. 1 tsp red chilli powder
  7. 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  8. 1 tsp coriander powder
  9. 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  10. 2 tbsp tomato paste
  11. 2 tsp sugar
  12. 1 tsp kasuri methi
  13. 1/4 cup cream
  14. Salt to taste
  15. Coriander leaves
For the pasta
  1. 250g fettuccine/ or any other pasta
  2. 1 tsp olive oil
  3. Salt to taste
DIRECTIONS
For the tikka
  1. Grind the ginger and garlic along with 3 tbsp oil till smooth.
  2. Combine all the ingredients listed under marination along with the ginger garlic paste in a bowl.
  3. Add in the chicken and mix well. Let it stand for 2 hours or overnight.
  4. Grill the chicken either in the oven or in a pan.
  5. Cook the fettuccine according to package directions. Add in a tsp of olive oil to the pasta while cookingto avoid it from sticking to one another.
For the masala
  1. Heat butter in a pan. To that add in the chopped onions.Sauté till it turns soft and golden brown in colour on low flame. Puree the tomatoes. Keep aside.
  2. Make a paste out of the ginger and garlic. Add the paste to the onions. Sauté for 2 minutes.
  3. On low flame, add in the red chilli, coriander, turmeric, cumin, and garam masala powder. Mix well. Stir for 2minutes.
  4. Pour the pureed tomatoes and add tomato paste. Mix. Let it cook for about 10 minutes till the oil separates out. Add in a tbsp more of butter to this.
  5. Turn off heat, and let the mixture cool. Blend it till you get smooth paste like gravy.
  6. Pour it back to the pan. Heat. Add in the grilled chicken.
  7. Add kasuri methi. Cover the pan with a lid and let it simmer on low for about 15 minutes.
  8. Open the lid and stir on high flame till the gravy turns dry. The gravy should be thick, so that it will coat very well on the pasta.
  9. Once the gravy is dry, add the cream. Let it come to a boil. Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.
  10. Combine the pasta and tikka masala till all the gravy is coated well on the pasta.
  11. Transfer the pasta into a baking dish and spread mozzarella cheese on top. Broil and let the cheese melt. Serve immediately.
NOTES
  1. * The tikka masala gravy should be very thick, only then it will coat well on the pasta.
  2. * The pasta can be eaten as such without cheese, but i preferred it when baked with the cheese.
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4 thoughts on “Chicken Tikka Masala Pasta

  1. Oh! My! God! I literally drooled all over my iPad while ogling at this post:) gonna try this in sha Allah..thx for sharing:)

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