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South Indian Masala

Ingredients

5 large cloves garlic, minced
1 tbs fresh ginger, chopped
1 cup shallots, sliced
1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp curry powder
1 hot red chili, seeded and chopped
2 tbs oil

This is a version of masala that is commonly served in the south of India. It is typically used as a flavoring for seafood and meats. When stuffing fish the method that is used is to spread some of the cooked mixture on a  banana leaf that has been brushed with oil and rest the fish atop, then the fish is stuffed with the mixture. The banana leaf is then tied into a parcel the either steamed or cooked in a shallow pan.

Directions:

  • Add the oil to a large saute pan.
  • Using medium high heat add the garlic, shallots and ginger and saute for several minutes.
  • Add the chili, tomatoes and vinegar and saute for several minutes more.
  • Season with salt and pepper.

Servings

1

Prep

15 min

Cook

10 min

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Skill Level

Easy