For Tikka Masala:
4 tablespoons fresh organic ginger, peeled and grated
3 tablespoons fresh turmeric, peeled and grated
1 large organic jalapeño, seeded and chopped
2 organic yellow onions, finely chopped
12 cloves organic garlic, peeled and minced.
2 14-ounce cans organic crushed tomatoes
4 tablespoons organic tomato paste
2 tablespoons organic ground cumin
1 tablespoon organic ground coriander
2 tablespoons organic paprika
1/2 teaspoon organic ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon organic ground cardamom
1 tablespoon organic ground black pepper
2 teaspoons pink himalayan sea salt, plus more to taste
3 pounds boneless, skinless organic chicken breasts, chopped
1 cup plain organic yogurt
¾ cup organic heavy cream
2 tablespoons organic tapioca flour
§ Combine fresh garlic, fresh turmeric, jalapeno, onions, garlic, tomatoes, tomato paste, cumin, coriander, paprika, cinnamon, cardamom, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Add chicken and toss to coat chicken with spice mixture.
§ Slow cook mixture on low for 5 to 6 hours.
§ Whisk together heavy cream and starch, and add to slow cooker with yogurt. Change temperature to high and cook for 15 to 30 minutes, until heated through
For Aromatic Rice:
2 cup organic basmati rice
2 tablespoons organic coconut oil
4 large cloves organic garlic, minced
2 tablespoons organic ginger, peeled and grated
1 tablespoon organic fresh turmeric, peeled and grated
2 teaspoons pink himalayan sea salt
4 cups boiling water
2 tablespoons organic lemon or lime juice
1 cup organic dried fruit (chopped apricots cranberries, or raisins)
¾ cup chopped organic cilantro
1 cup organic pistachios, toasted
§ Pour the dry rice into a bowl, cover with water and soak for 30 minutes.
§ Saute garlic and ginger in the coconut oil over medium heat until pungent, about 4 minutes
§ Add the rice, turmeric and salt, and sauté an additional 1 to 2 minutes.
§ Add 4 cups of boiling water, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered until water is absorbed, about 25 to 30 minutes.
§ Just before finished, add lemon/lime juice and dried fruit. Recover and continue cooking until rice is done
§ Add cilantro and pistachios to rice and stir together
Serve Chicken Tikka Masala over Aromatic Rice with additional chopped cilantro and a dollop of yogurt. Enjoy!!