Easy Slow-cooked Chicken Tikka Masala with Turmeric Cashew Butter Basmati Rice and Microgreens
Updated: Nov 5
Whenever our Founder CJ, was 22, he lived in Rishikesh, India for 7-months to study Yoga and help heal a tough time in his life. Not only did he end up getting his certification for yoga instructing, but he also fell in love with India and the beautiful culture he got to witness during his time there.
From the nature he enjoyed during his walks and early morning meditations, the beautiful sounds of an entire city praying throughout the day, and the amazing flavors of Indian cuisine.
To us, Indian food has an amazing way of comforting the soul with all the beautiful notes it plays through your taste buds. It’s almost like a warm inviting hug from an old friend! We hope that you’ll enjoy our take on this amazing dish. It’s by far the favorite meal that we cook from time to time, and its very easy to do.
Slow Cooked Chicken Tikka Masala with Microgreens & Turmeric Cashew Butter Basmati Rice
by: Mandi Warbington
Ingredients for Tikka Masala: - serves 4:
2 whole chicken breast - cubed
1 yellow or white onion – sliced or chopped.
2 green chilies – sliced – use less if spicy is not your thing!
¼ cup fresh Fenugreek Microgreens
¼ cup fresh Radish Microgreens of choice – chopped.
1 to 2 tablespoons tomato puree
½ cup plain diced canned tomatoes, with juice
4 cloves of garlic, minced.
1 tablespoon flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 ¼ tablespoon Garam Masala
1/8 teaspoon Red Curry powder
1 tablespoon turmeric
1 tablespoon paprika
¾ cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon corn starch
Ingredients for Turmeric Cashew Butter Basmati Rice: - serves 2:
¾ cup Basmati rice – rinsed.
1 ¼ cup water
1 tablespoon Cashew Butter (or regular butter)
½ teaspoon turmeric
¼ cup fresh Swiss Chard Microgreens (per plate)
We highly suggest enjoying this meal with Naan or Garlic Naan!
Recipe Notes: Recipe Notes: This recipe is on the Spicy 🔥🔥🔥 side because of the 2 chilies and the Red Curry! If you do not enjoy spicy food, we highly suggest only using 1 chili or less, you can even opt out of the Red Curry and use a regular Yellow Curry instead. When we make this using the exact ingredients listed, it’s enough to make your forehead sweat and still get an amazing burst of flavors! The Turmeric Cashew Butter Rice pairs incredible with this dish, and also helps offset the spicy along with adding in the yogurt! 😊 Remember too that all peppers have different levels of spiciness, so always double check the peppers your using before hand and adjust as needed! If you do not have a slow cooker, you can use a big pot on your stove top with a lid and cook at a lower temp, keep in mind that cook times will vary with this method.
Steps for Slow-Cooked Chicken Tikka Masala with Fenugreek & Radish Microgreens
~Cut both chicken breasts into similar sized cubes, set aside.
~Combine the salt and flour in a small bowl, set aside
~Combine the Spices – garam masala, red curry powder, turmeric and paprika in a small bowl, set aside.
~Cut the entire Onion into slices, slice your chili peppers, and mince all the garlic, then set aside.
~Add the chicken into your slow cooker or pot, toss with the flour/salt mixture until covered. Once covered, add in the Spice mixture, and toss until combined well with the chicken.
~Add the Vegetables to the pot with the chicken, then add in the entire can of diced tomatoes along with the liquid from the can, next add in the tomato puree and toss everything until well combined.
~Close the lid on your slow cooker (we highly suggest this slow-cooker), cook on High for 3 to 4 hours. If your using a pot, adjust the time accordingly and check that your chicken has cooked for long enough!
~Once the timer is about 10 mins from going off, mix the corn starch at a 1 to 2 ratio of corn starch to water in a small bowl. This will keep it from clumping up and will thicken your sauce up.
~Add the corn starch and water mixture to the pot, mix until combined, cover back up with lid and let cook the remaining amount of time.
~Tikka Masala is now finished and ready to be served!
Steps for Turmeric Cashew Butter Basmati Rice with Swiss Chard Microgreens
~Start this process whenever you have about 20 to 25 minutes left on the timer for your Tikka Masala and it will get done at about the same time!
~Measure out ¾ cup of rice (for two people) and rinse the rice a few times with water.
~In a small to medium pot, add in 1 ¼ cup of water, rice, turmeric, and butter and mix around a little bit.
~Cook the rice over medium-high uncovered until boiling, once boiling cover the pot and reduce the temp to low, then cook for 20-minutes.
Plating suggestion –
Once the Tikka Masala & Turmeric Cashew Butter Basmati Rice is finished cooking, plate them together and garnish with ¼ cup of Swiss Chard microgreens or even Beet Microgreens! They go incredibly with this dish, plus give it a pop of color.
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Written by: Mandi Warbington
Edited by: Mandi Warbington
Published: June 22,2021
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