Indian Night

George and I are both fans of indian food, but we don’t get to enjoy it very often. So I was in the mood to try something along those lines, and found a recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala on the Tasty Kitchen website. Something I love about the Tasty Kitchen site – you can change the number of servings and it adjusts the recipe ingredients for you!  This recipe made 6 servings – and with our family and the fact that we aren’t always very good about eating our leftovers, I decided to just make 2 servings. Some of the ingredients didn’t split into thirds very well, but the nice thing about this recipe is that it didn’t seem to matter. For instance, it called for a third of a 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes. I had a 14.5 oz can, though, so I just used the whole can and the sauce was great. I think it might have been too thick or there might not have been enough had I not used the whole can.

I made some basmati rice to serve this on top of, and bought/heated some garlic naan for the side. The only thing missing (according to my #1 critic) was raita, which I would have made had I remembered to buy enough plain yogurt.

Pros: George liked it a lot!  I liked it a lot! Charlie didn’t try it due to the late hour it was finished, but I think he might even eat it!

Cons: I didn’t check the recipe before we ran out to do a few errands. Had I checked it and prepped the chicken to marinate while Charlie and I were out buying valentine stuff for school, we might have had dinner at our normal time (8) instead of when we did (9). It’s a bit heavy on the prep for a weeknight meal.

Make again?  For sure. Maybe just on a Sat or Sun next time.