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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Baked Chicken Tikka Pasta
















Serving Size: 4 to 5 person

Ingredients for Chicken Tikka Sauce:

  • 500 grams boneless chicken finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 green chilies chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 2 teaspoon ginger & garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoon tikka masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon cashew nut paste
  • ½ cup cream
  • 2 tablespoon chopped mint leaves
  • ½ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 5 tablespoon cooking oil
  • Salt to taste
Ingredients for white sauce: (makes 2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon plain flour
  • 2 cups warm milk
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • Salt 
Other Ingredients:
  • 3 cups uncooked pasta (any shape)
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 3 to 4 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano 

Method:

Chicken Tikka Sauce: 
  1. Heat oil saucepan pan and fry onion till soft. Then add ginger & garlic paste along with tomatoes and cook till it is soft.
  2. Now add finely chopped chicken pieces, green chilies, tikka masala powder, tomato puree, yogurt, black pepper powder and salt. Cook till chicken pieces are fully done.
  3. Finally, add cashew nut paste, cream, chopped, mint and coriander leaves and cook for 5 more minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and keep warm.

White Sauce: 
  1. Heat butter in a sauce pan and fry plain flour for few seconds. Slowly add warm milk and keep stirring to avoid forming into lumps. As you keep cooking and stirring on low flame, the sauce thickens. 
  2. Add some more milk if the sauce gets too thick. Season with salt and black pepper powder. Remove from heat and set aside.

Pasta: 
  1. Boil water in a large sauce pan with salt. Add pasta and cook pasta till it is 90% done. Drain the water and add boiled pasta to the Chicken Tikka Sauce. Mix well.
  2. Pre heat oven to 250 degrees C.
  3. Take a baking dish and make a layer of chicken pasta. Pour white sauce on pasta as the second layer. Sprinkle a handful or more of mozzarella cheese on white sauce along with red chili flakes, oregano and butter.
  4. Bake the pasta for 10 to 15 minutes or till the cheese melts and turns golden.
  5. Serve hot.

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