Garam Masala Recipes

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Gobi Aloo (Indian Style Cauliflower with Potatoes)

Rating: 4.03 stars
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

Rating: 4.36 stars
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

Rating: 3.59 stars
A quick and easy Indian rice dish that can serve as the main course or an appetizer!

Chicken Shwarma

Rating: 4.12 stars
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)

Rating: 4.04 stars
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)

Rating: 4.5 stars
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

Rating: 4.3 stars
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

Rating: 4.58 stars
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.

Garam Masala Spice Blend

Rating: 4.69 stars
I am always buying garam masala and it is very expensive, so finally I found this recipe. It is much less expensive than buying the premade product.

Indian Dahl with Spinach

Rating: 4.15 stars
This is a very yummy, authentic dal. For variation, add coconut milk towards the end of cooking. Freezes well.

Cauliflower Rice (Biryani-Style)

Rating: 4.96 stars
Indian-style cauliflower rice. Optional additions - sliced red onion, boiled egg, avocado, other biryani things.

Moroccan Lentil Soup

Rating: 4.38 stars
Thick, delicious and nutritious, especially in the winter!

Inspiration and Ideas

Vegan Vegetable Masala
Rating: Unrated
Customize this Indian-inspired vegan vegetable masala recipe by using any of your favorite vegetables, and throwing in a protein like seitan, tofu, or tempeh. Serve piping hot over a bed of rice or quinoa.

Makhani Chicken (Indian Butter Chicken)

Rating: 4.47 stars

This fragrant, spicy Indian butter chicken recipe is from the owner of the India Cuisine restaurant in Seattle, Washington. Serve with hot Indian bread.