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wine/beer pairing for chicken tikka masala?

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I'm making a special birthday dinner for a friend - chicken tikka masala - and would love some recommendations for wines and beers that would be a good complement. predominant spices are cumin/coriander/cardamom (in the garam masala mix), cumin/coriander/cayenne (as a rub), and garlic/ginger/serrano (as part of the masala sauce). thanks 'hounds.

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    1. I'd suggest an Indian Beer like Yeti for thematic consistency, though I'd probably be happier with Singha Thai Beer.

      1. We moved this thread over from the SF Bay Area board. We had to pick one of wine or beer to move the thread to and we opted for Wine. If you've got any beer pairings to suggest, please start another thread over on the beer board ( http://www.chowhound.com/boards/35 ).

        1. This question comes up rather frequently.

          Here are some rather recent threads with suggestions for wine pairings, with some specific references to tikka masala:
          What wine with Indian?
          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/408814
          Has anyone ever found a red wine that works with spicy (Thai / Indian) food?
          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/396387
          Need Wine Recs for Indian Food
          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/363624

          1. Try a Gruner Veltliner. Or a Gewurztraminer. And enjoy!