tikka masala5
This is my favorite Indian dish that I would always order whenever going to an Indian restaurant. I love the flavors of the creamy sauce with tomato and other spices, with a little kick at the end. I used to buy prepared jars of sauce, that is, until I found this recipe on America’s Test Kitchen, and then played with it for a little while to fit my tastes. This recipe is very simple and I love all the spices and aromas that fill my kitchen while cooking. Because it’s fall, I decided to add some butternut squash to enhance the flavor, and have my husband eat a little more vegetables. I also recommend making your own garam masala. It’s a blend of ground spices that is used as a base of your sauce. Each Indian family will have its own recipe. Try to maneuver the spices in the direction you like. Once you make it the first time you can use it again and again. If you can’t find all the ingredients for garam masala you can buy a pre-packaged mix in most major grocery stores, or in specialty stores if they’re in your area. More »