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Indian Chicken Masala recipe ok for lamb?

by Ryan M » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:50 pm

Hello All,

I've got one of those prepared Indian spice blends, in particular for Chicken Tikki Masala. I'm wondering if this could simply be used as directed, but with lamb instead. ANy thoughts?

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Re: Indian Chicken Masala recipe ok for lamb?

by Daniel Rogov » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:53 pm

Ryan, Hi.....


Presuming you purchased this spice mixture in the USA, there is a good chance that the ingredients are listed on the package. Tell us what they are and we will tell you what to eat.

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Re: Indian Chicken Masala recipe ok for lamb?

by Robert J. » Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:27 pm

Throw caution to the wind and go for it. It can't be THAT bad. Hell, it may even be spectacular.

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Re: Indian Chicken Masala recipe ok for lamb?

by Maria Samms » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:44 am

Ryan,

I bet it would be great on lamb...I often curry left-over leg a lamb and it comes out wonderful. What cooking method did you plan on using for the lamb?
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Re: Indian Chicken Masala recipe ok for lamb?

by Ryan M » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:39 am

Daniel Rogov wrote:Ryan, Hi.....


Presuming you purchased this spice mixture in the USA, there is a good chance that the ingredients are listed on the package. Tell us what they are and we will tell you what to eat.

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I forgot to grab it or jot down the ingredients at home, but here's what I remember: sunflower oil, coriander, cardomom, cumin in the mix (that's not a complete list), to which you add ginger, tomato paste (or maybe sauce), and fresh cilantro (once again, not complete).

I ask about this for lamb because we're getting together with my wine-drinking buddy par-excellence, and we're going to do an Indian meal, but all the spice mixes we could find were for chicken, so I wanted to see about changing it up a bit.
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Re: Indian Chicken Masala recipe ok for lamb?

by Ryan M » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:39 am

Maria Samms wrote:Ryan,

I bet it would be great on lamb...I often curry left-over leg a lamb and it comes out wonderful. What cooking method did you plan on using for the lamb?


Pan-simmered.
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Re: Indian Chicken Masala recipe ok for lamb?

by Robert J. » Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:26 pm

Like I said, dude, throw caution to the wind.

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Re: Indian Chicken Masala recipe ok for lamb?

by Shel T » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:49 pm

Here's proof you're not alone in your thinking! A link to a BBC rec for lamb tikka masala, and there are many others if you check it out via google.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/datab ... 7599.shtml
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Re: Indian Chicken Masala recipe ok for lamb?

by Paul Winalski » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:52 pm

The spice mixture should work just fine with lamb. You will probably have to cook the lamb longer than you would chicken.

Go for it, and let us know how it turned out.

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Re: Indian Chicken Masala recipe ok for lamb?

by Ryan M » Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:06 pm

So, ended up with half lamb, half chicken, and in fact cooked together. Both very good, although I think a better cut of lamb would have improved it (we used stew meat), and I think lamb is better suited by the cream/yogurt based Indian dishes.
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