Cooking in a Caravan: Chicken Tikka Masala
This month, Monica Rivron creates another tasty treat in association with Bailey of Bristol.
Make this mouth-watering curry on your next caravan trip — it's sure to become an absolute family favourite!
Watch the video of Monica making Tikka Masala below.
|250ml plain yogurt (don't use Greek yogurt)||1 onion, thinly sliced|
|½ teaspoon grated ginger||2 teaspoons grated ginger|
|2 cloves crushed garlic||4 cloves crushed garlic|
|1 teaspoon cumin||1 teaspoon coriander|
|1 teaspoon paprika||1 teaspoon paprika|
|Pinch of salt||1 teaspoon garam masala|
|2 chicken breasts||½ teaspoon turmeric|
|1 x 400ml tin chopped tomatoes|
|1 x 400ml tin coconut milk|
|1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander|
Method for marinade
- Cube the chicken breasts.
- Mix all the marinade ingredients in a bowl.
- Add the chicken and marinate for as long as you can. Preferably, for six hours or even overnight.
Method for curry
- When you are ready to make the curry, heat the oil in a frying pan.
- Spoon the chicken out of the marinade and fry it until it is cooked through. This will take about 6 minutes depending on the size of the pieces.
- When it's cooked, spoon it out onto a plate.
- There will be marinade left in the pan, wipe this out with kitchen paper and add a little more oil.
- Heat the oil and gently cook the onions.
- After about two minutes, add all the spices and the ginger and garlic.
- Cook the spices for a minute or two, stirring all the time, then add the tomatoes and gently simmer for about five minutes.
- Add the chicken and the coconut milk and bring up to a nice heat. Look for bubbles just starting to appear at the sides, and steam coming off the top.
- Scatter over the lovely chopped coriander.
- Serve with rice.
The Unicorn's Thetford Caprice MKIII Hob
As well as a top-notch oven, the Caprice has an excellent hob, boasting three gas burners (of varying sizes) and one electric ring. This is a great combo, because it means you can cook or have a brew if you're camping off-grid or run out of gas — not both, sadly!
There's decent space on the hob for a couple of pans and a kettle, and the controls are well-placed and simple to use.
The stainless-steel trivet protects the surface of the hob, but pops off easily and quickly for cleaning. The surface material is such that a quick wipe with a damp cloth will keep the hob looking like new.
This Unicorn features a glass hob cover as well as a fold-down cover which matches the work surface, providing useful extra space when the hob isn't in use.