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Cooking in a Caravan: Chicken Tikka Masala


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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.

Chicken Tikka Masala


 Marinade   Curry
  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

Thetford Caprice MKIII Hob in a Bailey Unicorn

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.

Watch Monica cook the recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala here!

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