Sample recipes from American Masala

Aloo Bonda Potato Dumplings

These dumplings are from the Maharashtra state in India, where people love very spicy foods. Though they are often eaten for breakfast, I...

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Better-Than-Ketchup Tomato Chutney

Raquel's husband, Matt, eats this chutney like it’s going out of style. Sometimes I have to remind him that it’s a condiment and not a si...

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Sambhaar is a spice blend that is the southern Indian equivalent to Garam Masala, a spice blend used often in northern India. The nutty f...

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Slaw with Mint, Lime Juice, Chiles and Peanuts

Made with absolutely no oil or mayonnaise, this tangy-spicy-crunchy-herby slaw will jolt your taste buds with its spice. It’s fantastic s...

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Crispy Okra Salad

This isn't a traditional recipe, but something Panditji, my familys Brahman chef, and I came up with when I was ten years old. Originall...

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Haleem “Chili”

Haleem is favored by northern India’s Muslim community, but you can find it nearly everywhere, from restaurants to street vendors who off...

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Coconut Braised Salmon

Technically, the salmon in this dish isn’t braised-but thickness and richness of the sauce reminds me of the kind of intense, thick sauce...

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Goan-Style Shrimp Curry

Each region of the western coast of India has its own favorite shrimp curry. With no two cooks-even those who live on the same block-ever...

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Fried Chicken Masala

My friends Renee and Carl Behnke are consummate hosts and gourmands, and fried chicken is one of their favorite dishes to offer a hungry ...

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Garam Masala

Garam masala is the Indian equivalent of French herbes de Provence or Chinese five-spice powder. The recipe changes from region to region...

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Day-After Turkey Hash Masala

A quick use for leftover turkey, this meal can be prepared in less than 15 minutes and is great served with corn bread, over an English m...

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Tamarind-Glazed Meat Loaf

With its cayenne pepper, cheese, mushrooms, and spices, one thing is certain. This recipe for Tamarind-Glazed Meat Loaf isn't your mom's meat loaf! If you want to try a gourmet twist on the beloved classic, then this easy dinner recipe is for you. With its bold use of seasonings and hearty portions of ground beef in every serving, this recipe is bound to be one that you'll make again and again. If you're looking for dessert ideas, then consider the author's recipe for Fig Flan.

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Roasted Baby Potatoes with Southern Indian Spices

Thousands of years ago, garlic was considered an aphrodisiac and wasn’t used in cooking-even today, observant Vaishnav Hindus don’t use g...

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Pistachio-and-Cardamom Pound Cake with Lemon Icing

This recipe comes from Elie Nasr, whom I met through eGullet, a food Web site and chat group. Elie sent me his Lebanese mother’s recipe f...

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Fig Flan

This recipe came about after Charlie discovered a wonderfully delicious bottle of fig jam in our pantry. It was a bitter winter morning a...

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