Home-Style Garam Masala Garam Masala

Garam masala, literally “hot spice,” is the most popular spice blend used in Indian cooking. It is the basic essence of Indian cooking. There are as many versions of garam masala as there are chefs. This recipe is what I use very often in my kitchen. It is important that the spices are blended fresh

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Dhaba Spice Dhaba Masala

Dhabas are small local restaurants or truck stops which are located along the highways of northern India. Dhabas generally serve delicious, heavily spiced dishes preferred by many travelers. Marinated meat, chicken, fish or cheese is given a distinct flavor with this versatile mixture of spices made famous by the dhabas.

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Vindaloo Curry Paste

This spicy curry paste reflects the Portuguese influence in the western Indian state of Goa. Its primary flavors come from vinegar and dried red chilies. The term vindaloo derives from the Portuguese dish “Carne de Vinha d’ Alhos,” a dish of meat, usually pork, with vinegar and garlic. Vindaloo is a very popular restaurant curry

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Indian Grilling and Roasting Rub

Making your own fresh spice blends and pastes makes a world of difference in your cooking. This is an aromatic blend that I created inspired by aromatic Indian spices and the western grilling rubs. This blend is ideal for marinating steak, fish or chicken. This can be used as a dry rub or can be

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Red Masala Paste Lal Mirch Masala

The flavor of this paste is something I grew up, and it’s one of my favorite flavors. This masala paste is frequently used to marinate fish and is used when preparing bone-in coconut chicken curry with fresh curry leaves or a south Indian lamb stew. To make this masala, the spices and dried red chilies

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