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game recipes?

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:59 pm
by shooter
do we have members who share the passion for cooking? would like to discuss game recipes/ game recipes modified to other meat (legal.)?
if yes, what section should we post under?

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:09 pm
by dev
I have a passion for eating, I am looking for someone who has passion for cooking ;-). Seriously this seems like a taboo subject and there already is the Rajasthani recipe for lal mans that is adapted from game cooking and works for mutton.

If you look for a Rajasthani cuisine book you will also find recipes for hare, I actually saw Floyd cook it on Discovery's travel and living show.

Believe you can buy Japanese farm bred quail in Delhi if you so desire.

Regards,

Dev

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:30 pm
by shooter
japanese quail is available throughout north india, known as 'english bater' by many butchers (by english read foreign.)

lal maans is superb.
i come from rajasthan and my love for cooking comes from love of eating. as i always used to discuss about what was lacking in a dish and how could one improve it.
can you suggest some books bout rajasthani food (other than 'rajasthani kitchen')
a problem with these books is that they give recipes for rajasthani food- which is marwari cuisine- no onion garlic, veg.
game recipes are limited to rajput cuisine as most other communities in rajasthan are traditionally vegeterain.
would also appreciate if i could have recipes from other parts of india thanks.

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:34 pm
by dev
See I knew I would prosper from shooting ;-) khane ka naya adda mil gaya. Sorry shooter that is as far as my limited culinary expertise extends to. They make duck in Assam but the thing is cut to such small pieces that it may be chicken for all ye know.

How about the old red indian way of covering quail in river clay and then burying it in the embers of the camp fire? I've never had it but will try it out sometime.


Regards,

Dev

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:40 pm
by shooter
cooking game in mud and cooking in embers is an excellent way of cooking it.
have personally tried and can vouch for it.
not unknown in india too.

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:21 pm
by shooter
partridges are available for that amount all over india but it is illegal.
i havent bought them personally as i dont condone such practices.
have tried partridge only in uk and is a very tasty meat.
this illegal capture of the birds (via nets) has reasulted in a major drop in their popultaion in the last decade.

Game recepies

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:24 pm
by spacetraveller
Hi Shooter
Cooking Delights of the Maharajas by Digvijay Singh has some excellent recepies. I have tried out some. A must buy for all interested in eating and cooking specially game recepies. Try the Jangali Maas with four ingredients only.
There is another book by Rajmata Gayatri Devi of Jaipur on cooking. This is a compilation and has some excellent but very time consuming recepies.

If you cook Turkey I recommend cook the deboned meat from the legs seperately as an Indian style Korma. As this is distinctly red meat and comes out well as a Korma. Remaining part of the Turkey is a bit dry and must be cooked with bacon pieces to get a flavour.

Dev
I think we are meeting tommorow for the Delhi Darlings !! More recepies then. :P

Spacetraveller

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:37 pm
by shooter
thanks have both the books.
tried mokal bhavnagar yesterday from the first book. came out well.
rajmata sahabs book is called the gourmets gateway.
many of the time consuming recipes can be modified but some dont taste the same.
a few of the recipes in the book are old recipes known to many families in rajasthan. its good that they are now documented in a book else they would have lost in time.
thanks.

Re: game recipes?

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:38 am
by Grumpy
What sort of cuisine has no onions or garlic ?

Japanese Quail are easily distinguished from Partridges because the latter - be they English, French ( Red-Legged ) or Chukar - are larger.
Domestic Quail are pretty tasteless........although that probably applies to the domestic versions of most birds/animals.

Have you tried Wood Pigeon yet Dev ? The first ones of those you deal with will surprise you !

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:31 am
by Olly
In Amritsar, there is a dhaba or a joint which sells chicken that has been wrapped in a thin net-like cloth and then totally wrapped in thick atta (wheat dough) and put into the tandoor for a couple of hours... what u get later is a black, badly charred ball which u need to cool and later crack open to get excellently cooked chicken inside... it was delicious... penpusher might be knowing more about it.. ??

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:58 am
by snIPer
Anupam";p="23165 wrote:In Amritsar, there is a dhaba or a joint which sells chicken that has been wrapped in a thin net-like cloth and then totally wrapped in thick atta (wheat dough) and put into the tandoor for a couple of hours... what u get later is a black, badly charred ball which u need to cool and later crack open to get excellently cooked chicken inside... it was delicious... penpusher might be knowing more about it.. ??
That sounds more like a typical shikar recepie - except that the atta was substituted for CLAY (if im not mistaken) read about it in one of Kenneth Andersons books.

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:18 pm
by spacetraveller
Another interesting book :

Pat Chapman's Taster of The Raj
Published by Hodder & Sloughton

Not really for Game recepies but some very quaint recepies from the days of the Raj
I recommend the Mulligatawny Soup and Pork Chops
Spacetraveller

Re: game recipes?

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:48 am
by WyoJoe
Grumpy wrote:What sort of cuisine has no onions or garlic ?
Not anything good. Add some chili peppers & it is good to go.

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:36 am
by ngrewal
Discovery channel has program of some survival guys trying to make through various places, Forest in Rockies, tropics, desert etc. One of the guys ( Canadian eh) caught trout and then wrapped it in a leaf ( don’t remember which) and then covered it with clay. Simply baked it in fire and dusted off clay looked nice

I have heard about similar recipe in India, fish marinated with complementary masala / spices, wrapped in Banana leaf, covered with clay and baked in fire.

To digress there is another survival show, this gent is ex British SAS trooper and he rarely cooks any thing. He likes his fish raw sushi style, simply bite true survivalist situation ..straightforward recipe.

Cheers

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:02 pm
by dev
In Assam fish is routinely cooked wrapped in banana leaf and then put over hot coals. All that is added is a strong mustard paste. Plus rice that is cooked inside bamboo.

I would love to try this out while fishing with a few cans of baked beans stashed as a back up. ;-)

Dev

I have tried the fish this way at home over the bar be cue and it works out pretty decent, you can replace the leaves with alu foil.