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Offline CardiffCurrylad

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Uses for KASHMIRI MASALA
« on: June 12, 2012, 12:03 AM »
After talking to a BIR chef who mentioned he adds Kashmiri Masala to his madras I inevitably went out and bought a box. I am now intrigued as to whether anyone has added this to their curries! :-\
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Re: Uses for KASHMIRI MASALA
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2012, 01:53 AM »
Hi CCL, I don't know Kashmiri "Masala", but I do use Kashmiri Chilli Powder in my Madras. Used it once and never went back. Its a pinkish-red box from MDH.

Are you talking about the same thing, or a spice mix?

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Offline colin grigson

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Re: Uses for KASHMIRI MASALA
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2012, 06:08 AM »
I recall that Razor uses Kashmiri masala paste in his excellent kebabs .. I don't know if it's the same stuff as you have though CCL    :)

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Re: Uses for KASHMIRI MASALA
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2012, 06:44 AM »
As well as Razors kebabs the Pataks kashmiri masala paste is used in cwg's onion bhaji
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Re: Uses for KASHMIRI MASALA
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Re: Uses for KASHMIRI MASALA
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2012, 09:49 AM »
Dalpuri has also posted an excellent recipe for the Zaal Restaurant's Red Masala Paste which uses Kashmiri Masala Paste.

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Re: Uses for KASHMIRI MASALA
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2012, 10:08 AM »
Or maybe CCL means Kashmiri Bassar Masala?  :P

and if so, Yes many times. I love it!  ;D

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p.s. on the subject of Kashmiri chilli powder. Be aware of the ingredients list as some brands are a "blend" and not pure
       Kashmiri chillies.  e.g. MDH brand is a blend.  ;)
« Last Edit: June 12, 2012, 11:44 AM by DalPuri »

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Re: Uses for KASHMIRI MASALA
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2012, 02:22 PM »
Hi CCL
Kashmiri Masala is a very strong paste and can overpower the other flavours of a curry.

I wouldn't use it in a Madras, because Madras doesn't need these extra spices or the Kashmiri after taste.
But I would use it in a spicy Roghan Josh and Balti, or any Lamb or Beef curry where I want strong enhanced flavours.

I've never seen a Chef use this directly in a curry, but I have watched a sous chef
using a touch of it, to spice up a Tikka stir fry and Katti kebab.

On the other hand, I really enjoy inventing new curries using flavour enhancers,
especially from the boxed selection in the Asian Supermarkets.

Did you buy the boxed MANGAL brand Kashmiri Masala, as I use it and its stronger
than Pataks. I empty the pouch and mix the stiff paste with veg oil and store it in an airtight container.

I do the same with their Kheema Masala paste, as I think it will go off if you just leave it in the pouch.

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Re: Uses for KASHMIRI MASALA
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2012, 04:13 PM »

On the other hand, I really enjoy inventing new curries using flavour enhancers,
especially from the boxed selection in the Asian Supermarkets.

Hi Chewy,

Do you have a decent recipe for a Chicken Chaat at all please? One of my favourite starters and I bought a box of "Shan" Chaat Masala mix, but need a recipe :)


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Re: Uses for KASHMIRI MASALA
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2012, 04:58 PM »

On the other hand, I really enjoy inventing new curries using flavour enhancers,
especially from the boxed selection in the Asian Supermarkets.

Hi Chewy,

Do you have a decent recipe for a Chicken Chaat at all please? One of my favourite starters and I bought a box of "Shan" Chaat Masala mix, but need a recipe :)
I haven't tried this Bob but if the pre-cooked chicken, staff curry and tikka marinade are anything to go by it should be good ;).  I suspect the special spice is IFFU spice mix with Jalpur GM

http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php?topic=2904.msg26096#msg26096
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