|September 26, 2022

WHAT ARE INDIAN MASALAS FOR SEAFOOD, POULTRY, AND MEAT?

Introduction to Seafood, Poultry, and Meat Palate

India is commonly perceived as predominantly vegetarian and has the most vegetarians of any country in the world. However, there is also a large number of Indians who enjoy eating seafood, poultry, and Meat. The Sample Registration System Survey says that 71% of Indians are not 100% vegetarian and consume some form of Meat, fish, or poultry. The population of non-vegetarians is dense in the south and east India, whereas the population of vegetarians is most dense in the north and west of India. Much of the vegetarian vs. non-vegetarian population depends on the availability of livestock in the area. Like their vegetarian dishes, India also has a vast selection of masalas for Meat, poultry, and seafood dishes that add complex and unique flavors.

What Indian Masalas for Seafood, Poultry, and Meat Alcoeats Offer? 

Given a considerable demand for non-vegetarian cuisines among Indians and Indians residing outside India, Alcoeats brings a comprehensive range of Masalas. Take a look at them - 

  1. Chicken Masala: You can use Chicken Masala to prepare Indian chicken dishes and curries. 
  2. Achari Chicken Masala: Achari Chicken Masala is an Indian pickling spice mix used to make Achari chicken, a yogurt-based chicken dish.
  3. Achari Gosht Masala: Achari Gosht Masala is an Indian pickling spice mix used to make Achari gosht, a yogurt-based mutton or lamb dish.
  4. Bihari Kebab Masala: Bihari Kebab Masala is a North Indian/Pakistani BBQ spice mix used to season beef kebabs.
  5. Fish Curry Masala: Use Fish Curry Masala to prepare Fish Curry or Fried Fish.
  6. Meat Masala: You can use Meat Masala to prepare meat dishes and curries. It has a Keralan taste; generally, people use it to marinate various types of Meat, especially mutton.

Where do Indian Masalas for Seafood, Poultry, and Meat come from?

  1. Chicken Masala: Chicken Curry originated from North India.
  2. Achari Chicken Masala: Achari Chicken is a popular dish from Mughlai cuisine in North India.
  3. Achari Gosht Masala: Achari Gosht is a popular dish from Mughlai cuisine in North India.
  4. Bihari Kebab Masala: Bihari Kebab is a popular barbeque dish in Pakistani cuisine from Bihar, India.
  5. Fish Curry Masala: Fish Curry originated from the state of Goa, located on the West coast of India.
  6. Meat Masala: Meat Curry originated from the Kashmir region in northeast India.

What do Indian Masalas for Seafood, Poultry, and Meat taste like?

  1. Chicken Masala: Chicken Masala combines sweet and savory spices that complement any chicken curry.
  2. Achari Chicken Masala: Achari Chicken Masala adds a spicy taste to chicken.
  3. Achari Gosht Masala: Achari Gosht Masala adds a tangy taste to mutton or lamb.
  4. Bihari Kebab Masala: Bihari Kebab Masala adds an excellent smoky flavor to barbeque meat.
  5. Fish Curry Masala: Fish Curry Masala adds a hot, nutty, and citrusy flavor to fish dishes and curries.
  6. Meat Masala: Meat Masala's Chilli, Pepper, and Coriander will give your favorite meat dishes a nice kick of heat and an excellent aroma.

How to use ALCO Indian Masalas for Seafood, Poultry, and Meat?

Chicken Masala

  • Heat oil in a pan
  • Caramelize the onions in the pan
  • Add chicken, yogurt, and Chicken Masala.
  • Cook on low heat for 30 min
  • Add julienne ginger and water to the pan.
  • Stir and cook until the gravy thickens

Achari Chicken Masala

  • Marinate chicken in garlic paste, ginger paste, Achari Chicken Masala, and yogurt
  • Heat oil in a pan
  • Caramelize chopped onions in the pan
  • Add chopped tomato and cook until soft
  • Add the marinated chicken
  • Add 2 tsp Kashmiri Chili Powder
  • Add water and cook for 15 min or until the gravy thickens

Achari Gosht Masala

  • Heat oil in a pan
  • Cook mutton or lamb with 1 Bay Leaf in the pan
  • Add ginger, garlic, and Achari Gosht Masala
  • Add yogurt
  • Add onion
  • Cook for 20-25 min
  • Add 1 cup of water and cook for another 25 min
  • Add tomato puree and cook for 15-20 min or until the gravy thickens

Bihari Kabab Masala

  • Marinate the beef kebabs in fried onions, garlic paste, ginger paste, oil or ghee, yogurt, and the Bihari Kabab Masala.
  • Marinate the beef kebabs for at least a few hours
  • Barbeque the marinated beef kebabs until tender

Fish Curry Masala

  • You can use Fish Curry Masala for stews, curry, prawn, lobster, crab, shrimp, and rice.

Meat Masala

  • Add pieces of mutton or beef to a bowl with ground onions, ginger paste, garlic paste, yogurt, and salt.
  • Marinate the mutton or beef for at least 2 hours
  • Heat oil in a pan
  • Caramelize the chopped onions
  • Add marinated mutton or beef and Meat Masala to the pan
  • Add water
  • Stir and cook until the gravy thickens

What makes ALCO Foods' masalas unique?

PREMIUM QUALITY AND TASTE - We are diligent in procuring the highest quality spices in the world. Our spice’s aroma and bold flavors will make you fall in love with experimenting and trying new flavors in the kitchen.

100% NATURAL - We do not add artificial flavors, so all spices are 100% natural and ethically sourced directly from mother Earth. It would help if you never had to use artificial flavors when earth provides us with great-tasting natural flavors. There are also no added preservatives. We are committed to serving your food products you can feel safe consuming. You should always know what you are eating, which is why we do not use any strange chemicals created in a lab to help extend the shelf life of our products.

ETHICALLY SOURCED - We are committed to strengthening our community, which is why all of our spices are ethically sourced and purchased from farmers in India.

What spices are commonly used in many Indian dishes and meat preparations?

There are nine prime spices that Indian dishes and meat preparations require. They are Cardamom, Clove, Cassia bark, Black pepper, Cumin, Coriander, Nutmeg, mace, and Mustard seeds.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    What spices are commonly used in many Indian dishes and meat preparations?

    There are nine prime spices that Indian dishes and meat preparations require. They are Cardamom, Clove, Cassia bark, Black pepper, Cumin, Coriander, Nutmeg, mace, and Mustard seeds.

    What can replace oregano and thyme in Indian Masalas for Seafood, Poultry, and Meat?

    Replace the oregano and thyme with turmeric, curry powder, ground ginger, and cardamom.

    Which Masala is best for chicken?

    We recommend you buy Alcoeats' Chicken Masala. It is a great-tasting, versatile Masala that you can use for any of your favorite chicken dishes.

    What spices pair well with chicken?

    Salt, Black Pepper, Basil, Chili Powder, Ginger, Garlic, Cumin, and Cinnamon.

    What can I add to chicken to make it taste like Achari Chicken?

    Try the Achari Chicken Masala from Alcoeats to make the chicken taste like Achar (pickle).

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