Halal Meat and Groceries Online

Here is a question: What makes any one Indian meat shop great? 

Answer: They have the best selection of halal meats and spices that you could ever want! 

If you shop at any Indian grocery store you will find a wide variety of items. Most commonly, you will find fresh produce, a variety of Zabiha Halal meats, and spices from all over the world.

Luckily, it is easier than ever to shop at an Indian meat store with services from Mirchi Masalay. We deliver groceries including halal meats right to your doorstep. It is like having your own personal delivery service.

Check out our shopping recommendations to cook three of our favorite traditional Indian dishes. Place your order with Mirchi Masalay and have fun discovering interesting new ingredients. As one of the largest online grocery stores in the country, you can order every ingredient you need to make authentic Asian cuisine from Mirchi Masalay. Now, let’s dive into everything you need to know about an Indian meat store in Chicago.

What To Buy At An Indian Meat Shop

When cooking an Indian dish make sure your meat is halal. What is halal meat? Simply put, halal meat is slaughtered according to Islamic guidelines. Islamic law dictates that the animal be treated well during its life and during the slaughtering process, making halal meat a healthy and ethical choice when preparing your dish.

Indian Stores in Chicago

In Chicago prior to the pandemic, South Asian food was more popular than ever. In fact  several high-profile South Asian restaurants were scheduled to open in 2020. Now it has now become more common to cook and eat at home. So, we’ve enjoyed learning to cook our favorite restaurant meals at home.

Cooking An Indian Meat Dish With Mirchi Masalay

Crockpot-Beef-Curry

Have you been craving a traditional Indian dish? When you shop at an Indian meat store you can easily cook them at home. Check out these delicious indian meals, with recipes and shopping lists from Mirchi Masalay.

Crockpot Beef Curry

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs Beef (chuck or round)
  • 2 cups Onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Canola oil
  • 2 tbsp (1.5 inch) Ginger grated
  • 2 tbsp (3 cloves) Garlic minced
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 4 tbsp Curry Powder
  • 2 tsp paprika (for color)
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper powder
  • 1 cup Basmati rice

Directions:

  1. Trim excess fat and cut the beef into large bite-size cubes that are about 2 inches.
  2. In a saute pan, saute onions in oil using medium heat for about 5 to 7 minutes until they are golden.
  3. Add the ginger and garlic - saute another minute. Then add the bay leaves and spices: curry powder, cayenne, paprika, garam masala. Add 2 tbsp of water.
  4. Add the yogurt and beef into the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Then add the lemon juice.
  5. Stir making sure everything is well combined then transfer to the Crockpot
  6. Cook for 6 to 8 hours on low or for 3 to 4 hours on high.
  7. Served with a sprinkle of chopped fresh coriander and Basmati rice.

Crockpot Beef Curry Shopping List:

  1. Beef
  2. Onion
  3. Canola oil
  4. Ginger
  5. Garlic
  6. Plain yogurt
  7. Bay leaves
  8. Curry powder
  9. Paprika
  10. Garam masala
  11. Lemon
  12. Salt
  13. Pepper
  14. Basmati rice
  15. Fresh Coriander

Rogan Josh

 Rogan-Josh

Ingredients:

  • 3.5 tbsp ghee
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 6 green cardamom pods
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, finely grated
  • 5 tbsp tomato passata sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1.5 lb of boneless lamb shoulder, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 1.5 cups beef broth
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 3/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 4 tsp ground coriander
  • 4 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp  turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp garam marsala
  • 1/2 tsp fennel powder
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • Basmati rice

Directions:

  1. Melt ghee over medium heat in a large pan. Add cinnamon, cardamom and cloves and cook for one minute.
  2. Add onion and cook for 7 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add the garlic and ginger, cook for another minute.
  4. Stir in paprika, chili powder, coriander, cumin, turmeric, nutmeg, garam marsala, and fennel powder. Cook for 30 seconds.
  5. Mix in the tomato passata sauce and salt, then add beef broth and mix.
  6. Add lamb, stir, bring to simmer.
  7. Place the lid on and adjust heat to low so it is simmering gently.
  8. Cook for 1 hour 45 minutes, giving it an occasional stir, until the lamb is tender and reaches 145 degrees F.
  9. Remove the lid, and continue cooking for another 15 minutes (to reduce sauce slightly) - lamb should be very tender by this stage.
  10. Stir in the Yogurt, and sprinkle with a pinch of garam marsala and fennel. Cook for another few minutes.
  11. Serve with basmati rice, coriander, and plain yoghurt.

Rogan Josh Shopping List:

  1. Ghee
  2. Cinnamon stick
  3. Green cardamom pods
  4. Cloves
  5. Onion
  6. Garlic
  7. Ginger
  8. Tomato passata sauce
  9. salt
  10. Boneless lamb shoulder
  11. Beef broth
  12. Paprika
  13. Chilli powder
  14. Coriander
  15. Cumin
  16. Turmeric powder
  17. Nutmeg
  18. Garam marsala
  19. Fennel powder
  20. Plain yogurt
  21. Coriander leaves
  22. Basmati rice

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken-Tikka-Masala

Chicken Marinade Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lbs boneless and skinless chicken thighs cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1.5 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri chili
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee
  • 1 large onion finely diced
  • 1.5 tablespoons garlic finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon ginger finely grated
  • 1.5 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1.5 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 cup tomato passata sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups of coconut whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water (if needed)
  • 4 tablespoons fresh coriander to garnish
  • 1 cup Basmati rice

Instructions:

  1. Marinade chicken with all of the ingredients for the marinade list for at least 10 minutes. However, It is ideal to marinade the chicken overnight.
  2. Heat oil in a large pan using medium heat. Add chicken pieces making sure not to crowd the pan. Fry chicken for about 3 minutes until brown. Set the chicken aside, keeping warm.
  3. Melt ghee in the same pan and saute onion until soft.
  4. Add garlic and ginger, saute for another minute.
  5. Add garam masala, cumin, turmeric and coriander. Saute for 30 seconds, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add tomato passata sauce, chili powder and salt. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until the sauce thickens.
  7. Add coconut cream and brown sugar stirring into the sauce.
  8. Return chicken that was set aside to sauce so it can continue cooking.
  9. Cook at a simmer for about 10 minutes (until chicken reaches 165 degrees F) adding in additional water as needed.
  10. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve with Basmati rice.

Chicken Tikka Masala Shopping List:

  1. Chicken thighs
  2. Plain yogurt
  3. Garlic
  4. Ginger
  5. Garam masala
  6. Turmeric
  7. Cumin
  8. Kashmiri chili
  9. Salt
  10. Oil
  11. Ghee
  12. Onion
  13. Coriander
  14. Tomato passata sauce
  15. Chili powder
  16. Coconut whipping cream
  17. Brown sugar
  18. Fresh Coriander
  19. Basmati rice

How To Order from Mirchi Masalay

Shopping at an Indian grocery store is made easier with Mirchi Masalay. Gone are the days when you need to spend hours searching for the items you need to make your favorite recipes. Hop on over to mirchimasalay.com and we will deliver all the ingredients you need to get cooking.