This recipe is one of the Best Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe to make your favourite Indian take out. It tastes very close to your favourite restaurant's version.
Mix all the ingredients for marinating the chicken in a bowl.
Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 10-12 hours.
Pre heat the oven to 200 degrees C.
Transfer the chicken pieces along with the marinade in a baking tray.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until it is charred from the top.
Heat butter and oil in a pan.
Slightly crush the cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick and black peppercorn and add them in the hot oil.
Let them crackle for a few seconds.
Add onion and fry until it turns translucent.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.
Now add tomato and cook for 3-4 minutes until the tomatoes are mushy.
Add green chilli, tomato puree, Kashmiri red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, tikka masala and salt and cook for 3-4 minutes.
Add grilled chicken and 1/2 cup of water and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Now add fresh cream, honey and kauri methi and cook for another minute.
Heat the piece of charcoal over direct flame until it is red hot.
Keep a bowl in the centre of the karahi with the chicken and keep the hot charcoal piece in the bowl.
Pour ghee on top of the charcoal and immediately cover the karahi with a lid.
Let it rest for 15 minutes for the smoke to incorporate in the masala.
Serve hot with naan or laccha paratha.
You can also grill the chicken over stone top in a pan.
Smoking the curry is optional.