Classic chicken tikka masala recipe: what a creamy Indian curry! And the perfect recipe if you want to show off some Indian cooking skills at home...
Peel the garlic, onion and ginger. Then add it all to a blender.
Blend until you get a fine paste. Then add the cumin seeds (or ground cumin), turmeric, cloves, cardamom seeds and tikka masala spice mix.
Pulse until you get a flavorful spice paste. Add the olive oil and butter to a large non-stick pan and place it over medium heat until the butter has melted. Then add the spice paste from the blender.
Stir fry the paste for 2 minutes. Then add the canned tomatoes and tomato paste.
Stir fry again for about 3 minutes. Then add the chicken stock.
Bring it to a light boil and then add the diced fresh chicken and sugar. Season with a good pinch of pepper and salt.
Stir all the ingredients well. Cover the pan and simmer the chicken in the tomato sauce for 7 minutes until nearly cooked through. Then stir in the yogurt and cream.
Stir well and cover the pan again for another 3 minutes. Then check the seasoning and add extra pepper, salt or sugar to taste if necessary. Also add the chopped cilantro.
Take the pan off the heat and scoop the hot masala chicken onto deep plates. Serve hot.