Different Meats Used in Curry

March 16, 2020

Although there are a wide range of vegetarian-friendly dishes in Indian and Pakistani cuisine, it is safe to say that the implementation of meat has a long-standing cultural and economical history. After all, it is the most effective way to implement protein into the diet without breaking the bank. In fact, curry can be made using a wide range of different meats in order to alter the flavour and texture of a dish. Read on as we go over the top three..


As one of the most affordable meats on the planet, chicken is implemented in a wide range of curries from a variety of different cultures. After all, it is a low-fat, high-protein meat that allows diners to obtain a variety of essential nutrients without sacrificing the flavour of the finished dish. In Indian cuisine, chicken is often implemented into a curry raw, however western alternatives will fry the meat before adding it into a creamy yet spicy sauce.


According to statistics, lamb is more expensive than other meat varieties which means that it is not commonly utilised in curry. With this said, Indian culture often opts for similar meats like mutton and goat because they are relatively similar. With this said, lamb is a popular meat choice in western cultures and can be found in Indian curries like Rogan Josh and Pasanda.


It is important to note that there are 8 primal cuts of beef which all must be cooked differently in order to ensure that they retain their best flavours. After all, tender pieces with a lack of connective tissues can become dry and overcooked in a curry because the sauce is often simmered for an incredibly long time. As a result, beef curries tend to utilise chuck beef and delicious examples include Beef Masala, Beef Kofta and Beef Biryani.

Here at Royal Nawaab, our chefs work hard in order to ensure that our menu is as versatile as possible as we know that our diners have differing preferences when it comes to the ingredients that are utilised in a curry. In fact, this can also apply to the spice rating of a dish as some people prefer a mild korma whereas others like to opt for an aromatic yet hot vindaloo. To find out more information about the meats used in our curries, get in contact with the best restaurant in London and ask a member of the Royal Nawaab team today!