Lighter chicken tikka masala

Lighter chicken tikka masala

Replacing ghee and cream with low-fat yogurt and reduced-fat coconut milk but still retaining the wonderful flavours of the classic dish

By , 21 September 2015
Lighter chicken tikka masala
  • Ready in: 220 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Price: £1.75 per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 321g serving contains
  • Energy 1557KJ 372KCAL
  • Fat med
  • Saturates med
  • Sugars low
  • Salt med
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 485kJ/116kcal.
  • 4 Asda chicken breast fillets, cut in bite size pieces
  • 4 level tbsp Asda Tandoori Spice Blend
  • 4 tbsp Asda Low Fat Natural Yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 6 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 level tbsp tomato paste
  • 200ml reduced fat coconut milk
  • 4 vine ripened tomatoes
  • 2 level tsp garam masala
  • Fresh coriander, to serve
  • Basmati rice, to serve
  • 4 Asda chosen by you Poppadum’s (optional)
  • Mix the chicken with the tandoori spice blend, yogurt and lime juice in a large, non metallic dish. Cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight, stirring occasionally.

  • Pre-heat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking parchment and put the chicken on it, wiping off any excess marinade with a brush (reserve leftover marinade) bake for 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large pan, add the cinnamon and cardamom and cook for 1 minute. Add the garlic, ginger and onion and cook for 10 minutes, stirring.

  • Stir in the saved marinade, tomato paste, coconut milk and 100ml water. Halve the tomatoes and scoop out and discard the seeds. Chop, add to the pan and bring to the boil. Stir in the garam masala and the chicken. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer gently for 10 minutes.

  • Serve with coriander, rice and poppadum’s.