My family loves our lighter chicken tikka masala sauce so much that we decided to make the Indian curry dish with fish instead of chicken. I knew it was a successful meal when my son devoured the fish just as quickly as he does the chicken.
Lentils are part of the legume family and though they are small they pack a nutritional punch. They are high in protein so are often a staple in vegetarian diets. Lentil dal is an Indian dish made of stewed lentils that is usually seasoned to taste. Serve with rice or naan bread.
Over the past couple of years we have made Tikka Masala many times in an effort to perfect it. It typically has heavy cream so our goal has been to create a lighter version while matching the restaurant creaminess and flavor. The last time we made this, our fifteen-month old son couldn’t get enough of it!
Naan bread is traditionally baked in a clay oven called a tandoor. Most of us aren’t lucky enough to have a tandoor in our home so this version of naan bread is baked on a BBQ or in a conventional oven. It is a fun family cooking project and learning experience. Leave it plain or top with cheese, garlic, onion or other desired ingredients. Serve it with curries, rice dishes or soups.