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Lahori taste

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Jamie1989
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Lahori taste

Post by Jamie1989 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:02 am

There is a certain taste I have discovered in the last couple of years, the so-called "lahori" taste. As we know there are variations on BIR styles depending on the origin of the chefs (india, bangladesh, pakistan etc)

First tasted it at a curry festival in Leeds a couple of years ago, one of the stalls was by a bradford based restaurant called Jinnah's. They were doing a dish called Taka Tak. Originating from Lahore as street food, it's cooked on a huge tawa, It gets it's name from the sound made when the chef uses 2 utensils to cut the meat:

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The chef told me that back in Lahore they actually used brains, of course over here it was regular lamb & chicken. Anyway aside from that they had a load of veg and some pre made sauce. He mixed it all together and served portions of it on a bread, and ate it as a wrap. It was BIR but had a distinctly differnent taste.

Since then I have experienced the taste in 2 other restaurants, which are "Lahori-Style". Shabab in Leeds has a taka tak dish, and it just has such a rich and dark flavor. Another restaurant had a dish called lahori something-or-other. Again it had that taste.

My questions...

1. Has anybody else experienced that taste or know what I'm talking about.

2. Does anybody know what it is that i'm tasting, a specific ingredient maybe, some technique they use?

3. The million dollar question.. How to recreate it ?

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Re: Lahori taste

Post by unclefrank » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:25 am

What are you looking to make it with, i have a recipe for Kat-a-kat masala but the recipe involves kidney, testicles, chops and brains not sure if the masala would suit just a chicken version never tried it it with chicken, also have a recipe for a chicken version which has eggs added, you could also try using a Tara Garam Masala blend.

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Re: Lahori taste

Post by Jamie1989 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:48 am

I usually go for lamb. I'm not specifically looking for taka tak. Just that taste that's on the sauce. What's special about the Tara haram masala. Is it used in Lahore cuisine?

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