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Where Indian Flavors & The American Palate Meet
Indian cuisine is full of intense and exciting flavors that you’ll love, but can scare o the home cook...until now. Asha Shivakumar, who grew up in India before moving to the states, breaks that barrier with bold but approachable dishes that tow a delicious line between Indian and American food.
These aren’t fusion recipes—these are beloved classics eaten all over India selected specifically for people used to American food. Think Masala Chicken Wings, Chickpea-Roasted Garlic Fries, Potato and Chickpea Burger, White Chicken Curry Pot Pie and so much more.
Masala & Meatballs is packed with surprising recipes that are bursting with flavor, masterful photography and heartfelt stories of growing up in India and then raising a family in the United States. With each turn of the page you’ll expand your palate, boost your cooking bravado and experience a whole new thrilling world of flavors.
"What a brilliant window Asha has given us to look at Indian cooking (through an American lens). I can't wait to cook her recipes, which always make my mouth water."
—Susan Soungen, cookbook author, food stylist, founding food editor of Martha Stewart Living
"Asha makes vibrant Indian flavors accessible to home cooks worldwide with a host of welcoming recipes that beckon us toward the kitchen. Masala & Meatballs inspires the senses and delights the palate."
—Alanna Taylor-Tobin, author of Alternative Baker
"This beautiful and delicious book is a winner. Asha melds traditional Indian cooking with American modern tastes so you will have a memorable meal that you can be so proud of and have your family and friends asking for more."
—Sarah Phillips, cookbook author, CEO and founder of CraftyBaking.com and FoodEMedia