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Recipe for "wet masala"?

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I am looking for a recipe for a typical wet masala. This is used by some Indian cooks to rub onto meat before cooking in a "curry". Most of these wet masalas consist of a mixture of garlic, ginger, oil and spices. I realize that these are all typical ingredients - separately - in curries, but am nevertheless looking for recipes for a typical mixture.

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  1. If I were to use the term wet masala I would mean that the dish ends up with some gravy at the end, as opposed to being dry. Do you mean a marinade? What marinade you use will depend on what dish you are preparing if the dish specifically requires a marinade and then cooking on high heat in oil afterwards. A typical one would be say for 1 lbs meat, you would use 1/2 -1 cup yoghurt to tenderize the meat, 1/2 tsp turmeric to kill any smell in the meat, and then for flavor, 1 heaping tsp garlic crushed, 1 tsp crushed ginger, 1 heaping tsp coriander powder, 1 heaping tsp cumin powder, 1/2 tsp red chili powder. For sourness and also tenderization, 1 tbs lemon juice. Depending on what you are making there may be other spices as well, and also possiby some ground caramelized onions. I wouldn't add salt at this point cuz it will bring the juices out of the meat. Hope that helps.