Author Topic: July 2010 Group Tests - Tikka, Bhajis or Naans?  (Read 8706 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline joshallen2k

  • Elite Curry Master
  • *******
  • Posts: 1175
    • View Profile
Re: July 2010 Group Tests - Tikka, Bhajis or Naans?
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2010, 01:48 PM »
Quote
Do you include the ginger powder and mango powder in yours? I don't think I've ever seen either for sale.

Ginger powder (ground ginger) I've seen for years in the regular grocery store spice sections. The mango powder I've only every seen in (every) Indian grocery stores, it also goes by the name Amchoor powder.

Offline Curry Barking Mad

  • Spice Master Chef
  • *****
  • Posts: 512
    • View Profile
Re: July 2010 Group Tests - Tikka, Bhajis or Naans?
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2010, 01:52 PM »
This is from my local restaurant if anybody is interested,

Chicken Tikka

Ingredients

1 kg of chicken breast,
Cut each breast once lengthways.

Marinade

1 teaspoon of Mix Powder,
1/2 teaspoon of Garam Masala powder,
1/4 teaspoon of Salt,
2 tablespoons of Pataks Tikka Paste,
1 tablespoon of Pataks Tandoori Paste,
1 teaspoon of Coleman's Mint Sauce (in jars),
1 tablespoon of Vegetable Oil,
1 tablespoon of fine chopped fresh Coriander,
1/2 teaspoon of Orange food colouring powder,
1 tablespoon of Lemon Juice,
50 ml of plain Yoghurt, (Sainsbury's basics is ok)
50 ml of water

Method

Combine all marinade ingredients in a bowl
Add chicken and stir in marinade, ensure all chicken is completely coated, to ensure even distribution of flavours.
Cover with Clingfilm and refrigerate for 24 hours,


To Cook

Lay out on a baking tray or similar, cook under a hot grill until chicken is cooked through.
Once cooked then cut the chicken into chunks across the grain.

Cheers,
Mick


Offline Domi

  • Curry Spice Master
  • ******
  • Posts: 878
    • View Profile
Re: July 2010 Group Tests - Tikka, Bhajis or Naans?
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2010, 03:43 PM »
Quote
Do you include the ginger powder and mango powder in yours? I don't think I've ever seen either for sale.

Ginger powder (ground ginger) I've seen for years in the regular grocery store spice sections. The mango powder I've only every seen in (every) Indian grocery stores, it also goes by the name Amchoor powder.

Both ASDA and Sainsbury's sell East End amchoor powder here :) though I still haven't found any aniseed for the IG bhajis yet :(

Offline joshallen2k

  • Elite Curry Master
  • *******
  • Posts: 1175
    • View Profile
Re: July 2010 Group Tests - Tikka, Bhajis or Naans?
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2010, 04:05 PM »
Quote
I still haven't found any aniseed for the IG bhajis yet

Strange, I couldn't find aniseed anywhere in my local Indian grocery. They didn't seem to know what it was. Then I found it sitting in the spice jar aisle of my local grocery superstore...



Offline chriswg

  • Curry Spice Master
  • ******
  • Posts: 829
    • View Profile
Re: July 2010 Group Tests - Tikka, Bhajis or Naans?
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2010, 04:16 PM »
I'm tempted to add in the Maddhur Jaffrey tikka recipe as it is a bit different to the other ones. http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php?topic=51.0 What do people think?

Offline Malc.

  • Jedi Curry Master
  • *********
  • Posts: 2224
    • View Profile
Re: July 2010 Group Tests - Tikka, Bhajis or Naans?
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2010, 04:37 PM »
Chris, i'd be happy to try it.

Offline 976bar

  • Jedi Curry Master
  • *********
  • Posts: 2068
    • View Profile
Re: July 2010 Group Tests - Tikka, Bhajis or Naans?
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2010, 04:55 PM »
Quote
I still haven't found any aniseed for the IG bhajis yet

Strange, I couldn't find aniseed anywhere in my local Indian grocery. They didn't seem to know what it was. Then I found it sitting in the spice jar aisle of my local grocery superstore...



Tell me something, is this just the seeds out of Star Anise? or something totally different?


Offline joshallen2k

  • Elite Curry Master
  • *******
  • Posts: 1175
    • View Profile
Re: July 2010 Group Tests - Tikka, Bhajis or Naans?
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2010, 05:15 PM »
Quote
Tell me something, is this just the seeds out of Star Anise? or something totally different?

The aroma tells me they are related somehow, however the seeds that I see in star anise are much larger, more like appleseeds.

I'm sure someone else can enlighten us...

-- Josh

Offline Malc.

  • Jedi Curry Master
  • *********
  • Posts: 2224
    • View Profile
Re: July 2010 Group Tests - Tikka, Bhajis or Naans?
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2010, 06:28 PM »
Star Anise and Anise seeds are not related and come from very different plants. The only relationship they share is containing anethole which gives the two that distinctive aniseed smell and flavour. Anise Seeds are actually part of the Apiaceae family and related also to cumin.

Offline Stephen Lindsay

  • Jedi Curry Master
  • *********
  • Posts: 2646
    • View Profile
Re: July 2010 Group Tests - Tikka, Bhajis or Naans?
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2010, 09:38 PM »
Tikka would get my vote and Bhajis a close second. I find Naans are the hardest to achieve a professional result and I would certainly give them a go. Great choices Chris.



 

  ©2024 Curry Recipes