For a long time now, I’ve heard about chicken tikka masala, an Indian dish developed in England that is super-popular over there. I attempted to make my own last night, so I’m hoping someone can tell me if I was even close. I got six chicken thighs and soaked them in a water/vinegar/salt solution for an hour or so, then rinsed them off. I made a paste out of plain yogurt and the contents of a packet of tikka masala seasoning I got from the Indian grocery store, which was red-orange in color and extremely hot. I dipped each chicken thigh in the paste, and let them sit in the fridge for a while. Then I grilled them on the outdoor grill, skins and all. They came out tasty, but even I, who love spicy food, was surprised by how spicy the tikka masala paste was. I made some brown rice and red beans (from a can) to go with it, since I didn’t have anything else distinctly Indian. It was a decent meal, but is the real chicken tikka masala anything like what I made?