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Offline Cory Ander

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Re: The Tikka Group Test Results
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2010, 01:42 PM »
I can confirm that I......have about 200g of it in my cupboard.

 ;D  you're kidding me, right!  :P

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Re: The Tikka Group Test Results
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2010, 02:01 PM »
I can confirm that I......have about 200g of it in my cupboard.

 ;D  you're kidding me, right!  :P

Absolutely not, I make quite a lot of your dishes CA, switching between your and mine, and as it's one of the key components in many of your dishes, I knocked up a big batch of it.

For me, it's better than the Rajah tandoori masala which almost has a "Garam Masala" note to it.

Ray :)


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Re: The Tikka Group Test Results
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2010, 03:31 PM »
nice tests guys well done, I have tried them all apart from Madhurs & this gives me reason not to ;D.

Just an observation that the Lasaan tikka is infact Tandoori chicken & not tikka?  as I consider tandoori & tikka to be different dishes.

cheers & keep up the good work 8)

Will

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Re: The Tikka Group Test Results
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2010, 03:53 PM »
nice tests guys well done, I have tried them all apart from Madhurs & this gives me reason not to ;D.

Just an observation that the Lasaan tikka is infact Tandoori chicken & not tikka?  as I consider tandoori & tikka to be different dishes.

cheers & keep up the good work 8)

Will

Hi

I used to think that myself, and I think it still depends upon who you ask.

Taking Dip's recipe as an example, the only difference between the two is the food colouring and tikka is chunks of meat where as tandoori is meat on the bone.

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Russell


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Re: The Tikka Group Test Results
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2010, 06:42 PM »
Hi Will/Russell

My locals Tandoori lamb tikka and tandoori chicken use the same marinade but their chicken tikka is marinated in a more delecate marinade.

I guess will, that is all we had to go off really but I'm glad you enjoyed the test.

Ray :)

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Re: The Tikka Group Test Results
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2010, 07:36 PM »
I confirm that I used CA's own tandoori masala mix. In fact I would go as far to say that in my opinion, it is superior to off the shelf tandoori masala's...

Indeed it is a very superior tandoori masala. It certainly beats any off the shelf version.

In fact I've been using it myself ever since I found it in Pat Chapman's curry books some twenty (or more) years ago I think.  ::)

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Re: The Tikka Group Test Results
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2010, 09:33 PM »
Well I've just tried Dip's version for the first time.

My first impression was - bloody hell you guys must like salt!   :o

That was all I could taste on the first bite. After four or five chunks the salt overpowered my taste buds as the strength of it seemed to reduce and I began to get a taste of the underlying spices.

I can only say that we must be looking for very different things in a tikka because this is not by any stretch the best tikka I've tried.

From memory, because it was a while ago since I made some, blade's version would beat this hands down.


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Re: The Tikka Group Test Results
« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2010, 11:40 PM »
Hi SS,

Dips is quite salty, typical of many TA versions.  Like I said, it was quite a difficult one to judge this one because once you have had a mouth full of one tikka, it was quite hard to cleanse your palette for the next mouthfull, and the taste's started to mingle into one by the end.

I agree, Blades is an excellent tikka.  I remember the first time that I made it.  for me, it was a eureka moment, so much so, that I took a sample to my local TA for them to try. Most of the staff were veggies but one who wasn't did try it and asked for the recipe (which I didn't give him) they're not very forth coming with their recipes, so i thought I could use the secret as currency to trade recipes.  Nothing came of it.

I think after making Blades for so long, I was looking for a different flavour, which Dip's provided, for me at least.  I suppose in the back of my mind was always, how would it fair in a main dish.  Dips fits the bill perfectly, plus, no need to add further salt in the dish.

It was really too close to call except for maddurs which really was inferior by quite some way to the rest of them.

Ray :)

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Re: The Tikka Group Test Results
« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2010, 01:10 AM »
I found it in Pat Chapman's curry books some twenty (or more) years ago

Correct.  As I clearly acknowledge in the posted recipe:

"This is a recipe for Tandoori Masala ("Tandoori Spice Mix") based on that in Pat Chapman's book "The Curry Bible".  Whatever else you may think of Pat Chapman and his books, try this Tandoori Masala, it is excellent!  I urge you to try it!"

The same is true for the recipe I posted for chicken tikka/tandoori:

"This is a recipe for Chicken Tikka/Tandoori based on that found in Pat Chapman?s book "Tandoori and Tikka Dishes". 

Regarding tandoori masala or tikka/tandoori chicken, if I inadvertently say "my recipe", I mean the one that I posted on this forum (which is based on Pat Chapman's recipe).

Irrespectively, my comments and questions regarding the "testing" of recipes, exactly to specification, remain the same (which is the topic of this thread).
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Re: The Tikka Group Test Results
« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2010, 08:23 AM »
if I inadvertently say "my recipe", I mean the one that I posted on this forum (which is based on Pat Chapman's recipe).

Let's agree to refer to it as 'Pat's Tandoori Masala' in future shall we?

Wouldn't want you to be accused of plagiarism.  ;)



 

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