Garam Masala Recipes

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Gobi Aloo (Indian Style Cauliflower with Potatoes)

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This is a basic Indian dish that is very tasty! Adjust the spices to your preferences! To make it even better, you could add a bit of stewed tomatoes.

Minced Beef with Black-Eyed Beans

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This is a Pakistani dish. When ever my mother makes this dish there is none left. She does not like to be heavy handed with spices, which makes her cooking light, yet aromatic. We usually eat this dish with warm pita, raita (yogurt laced with a dash each of salt, black pepper, cumin powder and chopped green chilies), and finely sliced onion laced with lemon juice.

Easy Vegetable Biryani

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A quick and easy Indian rice dish that can serve as the main course or an appetizer!

Chicken Shwarma

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We love chicken shwarma, and have been trying to duplicate it ever since our area's Middle Eastern restaurant closed. The closest we have been able to come is by using garam masala, a spice mixture you can find in some specialty grocery stores.

Cholay (Curried Chickpeas)

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This is a very flavorful recipe from North India, usually eaten with fried bread like bhatura or puri. I like to serve it over rice for a very filling meal. You can also try it as a quick snack over toasted bread. This recipe is much quicker to make if you use precooked canned beans, but I like to think that the authentic flavor comes from doing it the hard way!

Chicken Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken)

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Chicken Makhani is one of my favorite Indian dishes. It is a full flavored dish that complements the chicken well. It can be made as mild or spicy as you wish by adjusting the cayenne. Serve with basmati rice and naan bread.

Indian Tandoori Chicken

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This is an authentic recipe for Tandoori chicken. Serve with long grain Basmati rice, cucumber salad, grilled veggies, roasted corn on the cob and finish off the meal with Kulfi (Indian ice cream).

Crispy Vegetable Pakoras

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These are very yummy, and if any of you have ever had Japanese tempura coated veggies, you'll love this recipe. It's similar, yet it is unique in it's taste. Serve with a chili sauce, mint yogurt sauce, or sweet and sour sauce. Try other vegetables for dipping, such as sweet potatoes, broccoli and asparagus.

Egg and Potato Curry

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North Indian in origin, I was very grateful to have found this recipe. It is very similar to what was served to us by our Bengali neighbors years ago! Serve hot with a side of thickly sliced bread.

Indian Dahl with Spinach

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This is a very yummy, authentic dal. For variation, add coconut milk towards the end of cooking. Freezes well.

Moroccan Lentil Soup

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Thick, delicious and nutritious, especially in the winter!
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Aloo Matar

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Here is a delightful dish - potatoes and peas in a tomato puree sauce. It's pretty easy to rustle up, and adds zing to any meal. The best thing is that all of the ingredients are readily available. Serve hot with naan, puris, rotis, or plain rice.

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Easy Instant Pot® Chicken Tikka Masala

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Simple and absolutely irresistible chicken tikka masala made in the Instant Pot® with all the flavors of garam masala and turmeric. A wonderful and easy midweek dinner option.


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One of the most well-known Indian-Pakistani dishes made. A spicy chicken and rice dish.