Tag Archives: Yogurt

Chicken Tikka Masala

When I was an undergrad, I discovered the joys of chicken tikka masala for the first time. The somewhat sweet, tangy buttery sauce, along with some warm naan and basmalti rice, filled me up without draining my wallet. Although I see now that the Indian restaurant that I once thought of as an exotic, hole-in-the-wall treat is actually a spartan, dingy looking dump, the food there continues to be solid, for the most part. Anyway, I last cooked this dish over a year ago and I was craving it recently, so I thought it was due time I made it again.

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Marinating Chicken with Yogurt: Mediterranean Edition

Last year, I marinated some chicken with yogurt and Indian-tasting ┬áspices (e.g., cumin, tumeric, coriander, red or cayenne pepper, ground ginger), and the meat turned out really tasty and tender. Since then, I’ve been wanting to experiment again with marinating chicken in yogurt. Something about being rewarded for planning ahead appeals to me. When I was left with a small amount of TJ’s French Village yogurt – not enough to constitute an entire breakfast by itself, but not so little that I would add it to another meal – I had the perfect opportunity.

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