If you love fusion food, here’s one for you – Chicken Tikka Masala Burrito!
This yummy idea comes from my friend, Kanika. She put her own spin on the Mexican favorite and turned it into a hearty burrito that is a perfect combination of ingredients: generous amount of her homemade chicken tikka masala, a little bit of rice and crunchy onions wrapped in a flour tortilla. When I saw the picture she posted, I asked her for her recipe and she was happy to share it with with me and the readers of my blog!
Makes 5 Burritos
For the marinade
1lb Chicken thighs boneless & skinless
3-4 tbsp yogurt
2 cloves garlic minced
1 inch piece Ginger minced
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/8 cup Shaan chicken tikka BBQ mix (you can find this at any Indian store)
1 tbsp Rajah tandoori mix (optional)
For the masala (paste)
1 large red onion finely chopped
1 small yellow onion sliced
2 medium tomatoes finely chopped + 2 tbsp store bought tomato paste or puree
1/2 tbsp turmeric
3 large cloves garlic minced
1 inch piece ginger minced
2 small green chillies chopped
3-4 tbsp cooking oil
1 tsp garam masala (optional) (this is an Indian spice)
Pinch of red chilli powder
Salt to taste
2 tbsp kasoori methi (optional)
1-11/4 cup rice
4 tortillas of your choice
1)Wash & cut chicken thighs into small pieces.
2)In a bowl mix the ingredients of the marinade and add chicken to it. Mix well.Refrigerate it for roughly 2 hrs
3)Meanwhile prepare the onion tomato masala. In a deep rounded pan, saute garlic, ginger, finely chopped onions over medium heat until translucent. Add tomatoes and the tomato paste. Saute it for about 5 minutes and add turmeric, red chilli powder, garam masala. Once the mix starts leaving oil add salt.
4)Now add the marinated chicken with the liquid to the above masala and mix so that all the ingredients blend well. Cover it with a lid and turn the gas to medium low heat. Keep stirring it occasionally until the chicken has cooked completely. If you want the gravy to be thick cook uncovered for last 5 mins.
5) Garnish it with Cilantro/ or Kasuri methi.
6) Boil rice just the way you would do it.
There are two ways to wrap it in a tortilla. Pick any of the two methods below:
1) Mix together the chicken tikka masala and rice. Spoon it on the tortilla and top it with some sliced yellow onions.Wrap the tortilla around the mixed stuffing to form a burrito.
2) Spoon rice on the tortilla followed by chicken tikka masala & sliced yellow onions. Wrap the tortilla around the mixed stuffing to form a burrito.
Serve it with mint chutney raita!