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The jewel in the crown of any special occasion, Batair Masala is a feast for the eyes and the stomach; the centrepiece of family feasts for generations. Traditionally a succulent bird roasted in a gently-spiced curry sauce, Batair itself means quail in Urdu, although we love this dish with any kind of roasting bird; particularly delicious with turkey at Christmas!
Ginger & Garlic Paste Kashmiri Chilli Tyga Masala No. 21 Tyga Masala No. 2 Tyga Masala No. 11
You will need to buy: 1.6kg whole chicken or any roasting bird(s) 2 onions 1 bunch coriander (optional) 3 tbsp natural yoghurt 3 tbsp vegetable oil/rapeseed oil/olive oil 1 lemon 2 tsp salt
Prep: 1 Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius. 2 Finely dice the onions. 3 Spatchcock the chicken (see below for instructions or ask the butcher to do this for you). Place in a roasting tin and score the breast and legs. 4 Mix together the yoghurt, ginger & garlic paste, Kashmiri Chilli (1/2 tsp for mild, 1 tsp for medium and 1 tbsp for hot), Tyga Masala No. 21, 1 tbsp oil, juice of 1 lemon and 1 tsp salt. Rub into the chicken and leave to marinade for at least 30 minutes.
To spatchcock the bird
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Wine Paring: Manoir du Carra Beaujolias Villages 2016/18 Non filtre Country : Beaujolias, France
The chicken is marinaded with chilli, ginger & garlic, lemon and yoghurt so tangy and spicy, but not too hot. The Beaujolais is a young red wine with cherry and cassis fruits with balancing acidity that refreshes the palate. Both the wine and chicken have depth, but also a fresh, lighter mouth feel that works well together excellent balance that carry the flavours of the food and wine to a long finish.
INGREDIENTS: Ginger & Garlic Paste: (Ginger, Garlic, Citric acid, Sea salt, Ascorbic acid, Potassium sorbate, Sodium Metabisulphite). Tyga Masala No. 2: (Garam Masala, Coriander, Cumin & Turmeric). Kashmiri Chilli. Tyga Masala No.11: (coconut powder (coconut, MILK, maltodextrin, sodium caseinate, sodium phosphates: E339) & DF175 tamarind powder (contains potato maltodextrin 50 - 55%). Tyga Masala No.21: (ground mace, ground cassia, ground nutmeg, ground cardamom). Curry leaf Sachet: Curry leaves. Kashmiri Chilli.
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