Reviewing The Spice Genie: Tikka Masalas
Written By Store Hopper
I am a staff writer and have visited countless grocery stores numerous times; whatever I need, I know exactly where to get it from! I am a superhero - I identify value for money in any grocery list.
Kababs are famous all over the world. They can be made with different meats and spices, making each variety unique and delicious. There are multiple types of kababs, including Seekh kababs, Shami kabab, Shish kabab, Gola kabab, and Bihari Kababs.
Seekh kababs are a type of kabab that is made with ground meat that is mixed with spices and then formed into long skewers. They are often grilled, but can also be cooked in a pan or oven. Seekh kababs have to be marinated and left overnight, and who has the time for that?
Well, I don’t. With Frozen seekh kebabs available in nearby grocery stores, I never have to worry about waiting a day to have delicious, tender kebabs. To pick the best one for my taste buds, I tried the following brands and rated them according to additives information, variants available, packaging options, and cooking methods.
In quest of finding the perfect Tikka Masala
National Tikka Masala
I have used National Tikka Masala before, and I have to say that this spice blend is moderately spicy, making it perfect for anyone who likes their food flavorful but does not have a lot of spice tolerance. Mixed with yogurt, it makes the sauce thick and creamy, coating the chicken perfectly.
Jazaa Tikka Masala
Jazaa tikka masala is flavorful and spicy. With no MSG, it is also gluten free. It is perfect for anyone who has gluten allergy or is just looking for a healthier option without compromising on tasty food.
Shan Tikka Masala
I tried Shan Chicken tikka masala and it tasted yummy. It gave my chicken tikka an amazing smokey flavor and came out so flavorful and moist that it really took taste over the top. This spice blend has just the right amount of spices and flavor, and I didn’t have to add any extra seasoning. It also has no preservatives or colorants and comes with different packing options to cater all socio-economic classes.
Mehran Tikka Masala
Mehran tikka masala is mildly spiced. It has no information on preservatives and I found this spice mix to be caking up in a month, which makes me unsure about their shelf life.
What does the word tikka mean?
Tikka is a urdu word used for small chunks of meat, marinated in flavorful spices and cooked over open flame until tender and roasted.
How spicy is tikka?
Tikka is hot, fiery and spicy although the spice can be adjusted according to one’s taste buds. It is often accompanied with raita, a whisked yogurt with mint, salt and caraway.