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Chicken Punjabi Masala with Taz Base
« on: October 21, 2012, 12:38 PM »
The Punjabi Masala is not a dish you see on a lot of Indian restaurant menus. Indeed whilst searching for recipes on the internet with this title I came up blank. However in Scotland it is frequently included in menus. It may also be known as a "Tandoori Masala" but of course searching on that title produces results for the spice mixture and not the dish. So this is an attempt to create the

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Re: Chicken Punjabi Masala with Taz Base
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2012, 08:15 PM »
Thanks very much for this recipe Stephen will be making this next week for friends.
Cheers.


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Re: Chicken Punjabi Masala with Taz Base
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2012, 08:45 PM »
Thanks very much for this recipe Stephen will be making this next week for friends.
Cheers.
Yikes!!!! :o

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Re: Chicken Punjabi Masala with Taz Base
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2012, 09:32 PM »
Been looking for something different to cook so this really caught my eye.
My friends give me a honest opinion on all my food that i cook for them so the more that taste it the better feedback i get.
It's usually about 6-7 and mainly on a Wednesday night after the pub so thanks for posting it.


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Re: Chicken Punjabi Masala with Taz Base
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2012, 12:20 AM »
I'll make this as per spec inc taz base, which i've never made before & report back. There is a Punjabi masala paste recipe in the shish mahal cookbook from way back, which I suspect isn't "bir" neither is the rest of the book. Punjabi iMasala is all over the menus in Glasgow, normally referring to "Punjabi spices", whatever they are  ???
I alway thought Punjabi Masala tasted similar to a RJ, it's a great dish. The ketchup in your recipe could make all the difference.

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Re: Chicken Punjabi Masala with Taz Base
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2012, 10:16 PM »
Still new to making BIR curries and an only used the Taz base (up to yet), iv got to try this one
It looks excellent

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Re: Chicken Punjabi Masala with Taz Base
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2012, 04:42 PM »
As always, nice looking dish SL.  I remember you saying a while ago about publishing your recipe once you were happy with it.  I  look forward to trying it once i've knocked up some base as the freezer is currently empty :o.  Am  i correct in thinking it's a dish quite commonly found north of the border?  I certainly haven't seen it on any of the menus i've scrutinised down in the south.  In fact the recipe reminds me of  a curry which seems particular to Irish BIR's called chicken patalla which has added cream and is cooked in butter.


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Re: Chicken Punjabi Masala with Taz Base
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2012, 05:46 PM »
Stephen,

me too - going to have to make. the recipe sits very well with my taste buds. i can see it not being fav for all (my wife for one).

interesting without the mix powder.

i guess it's going to be a sort of take on madras.

many thanks for posting.

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Re: Chicken Punjabi Masala with Taz Base
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2012, 07:10 PM »
Tonight's supper -  SL's Chicken Tikka Punjabi Masala, mushroom bhaji and keema rice  :P  Full report and porn once i've cooked and eaten it  ;D ;D ::)

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Re: Chicken Punjabi Masala with Taz Base
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2012, 10:15 PM »
Ok, a little later than i anticipated.  Cooked SL's dish last night with no idea what to expect.  I could only hazard a guess at what it was going to taste like, never having had a punjabi masala before.  I will give this a go next time i'm north of the border :)
Followed the recipe to the letter other than using C2G base and not Taz's.  Adjusted the cooking method accordingly, singe, scrape and quench :D.  Was quite surprised there was no pre-cooked onions involved given some of the restaurant descriptions.  Here's the end result:

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Very nice dish SL.  Chicken tikka in a tomatoey tandoori sauce.  Beautiful tandoori flavour when it first hits the mouth rapidly followed by a smack from the combination of all the tomato ingredients.
Will definitely make again.  I didn't add much food colouring thinking the tandoori masala takes care of that therefore it's not as red as SL's.  Possibly would cut back on the puree as well to let the fresh tomato flavour shine through.  Like the ketchup sweetness in the background.




 

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