Baluchi Tikka Masala is a popular Pakistani dish that is made with marinated chicken that has been grilled or baked, and then cooked in a creamy tomato-based sauce. This dish is a variation of the classic Indian dish, Chicken Tikka Masala.
To make Homemade Baluchi Tikka Masala, boneless chicken pieces are first marinated in a mixture of yogurt, spices, and herbs. The marinade is made with a combination of ginger, garlic, chili powder, cumin, coriander, garam masala, turmeric, and paprika, along with a splash of lemon juice and salt. The chicken is then grilled or baked until cooked through and lightly charred on the outside.
To prepare the sauce, onions, garlic, ginger, and spices such as cumin, coriander, and turmeric are sautéed in a pan until fragrant. Then, canned crushed tomatoes and cream are added to the pan and simmered until the sauce thickens. The grilled chicken pieces are then added to the sauce and cooked for a few more minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
Baluchi Tikka Masala is typically served with steamed rice or naan bread, and garnished with fresh cilantro leaves. This dish is a flavorful and creamy chicken dish that is perfect for any occasion. It can be made ahead of time and reheated when needed, making it a great option for busy weeknights or for hosting dinner parties.