Masala Mix'ins





A basic, tomato-based sauce



  • 2 lbs. meat (cubes of chicken, lamb or beef OR vegetables)
  • 1 lg. onion, thinly sliced
  • 3T oil
  • 1” ginger root, crushed
  • 8 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 14 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 2-3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1-2 chilies (optional)
  • 2T chopped, fresh cilantro (optional garnish)


In a large pot, heat oil and fry onions on medium until golden-dark brown. Add crushed ginger and garlic, fry 2 min.

In a separate bowl, add ¼ c of water to the masala (spice) packet and mix until a consistent paste forms. Combine with onions in pot and fry for 2 minutes.

Stir in meat selection, being sure to coat with the oil and spices, stirring occasionally until meat is browned.

Add in tomatoes, potatoes, chilies and 2c of water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 30 minutes until the potatoes are tender.

Garnish with cilantro and serve over hot rice or with naan (flat bread).