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Indian Simmer Sauces

Indian Simmer Sauces

Easy, quick meal preparation is absolutely essential for most of us. Thankfully, quick food doesn’t equal fast food. There is an abundance of recipes available that provide us with healthy and delicious meals within 30 minutes. One pantry “must have” for satisfying, healthful, exciting, and easy-to-prepare dinners is Indian simmer sauces. These flavorful preparations can turn sautéed veggies, tofu, meats or fish into a yummy entrée in as little as 10 minutes, resulting in a warm cooked meal in half an hour or less. Serve over rice or add a simple green salad on the side, and dinner is served in no time at all. Of course, slow cooking options are possible with these sauces as well.

Indian food is full of spices which translates into a range of “kick” when you eat it. Be sure to check out labels and to familiarize yourself with these flavors, especially before attempting to serve children.

A variety of simmer sauces is available in many major supermarkets and, as with all foods, some are more healthful than others. Here are a couple you might want to check out. Both are available in certain fine grocery and health food stores, and the first you can order directly online:

Maya Kaimal’s Fine Indian Foods offers a wonderful variety of sauces, all of which are vegetarian, gluten-free and contain no preservatives, including the mild(ish) Classic Korma and Tikka Masala (both of which kids often enjoy), the sweet and sour Tamarind Curry, the tangy Vindaloo, and the sweet and spicy Coconut Curry.

Seeds of Change offers a variety of Indian-style curries made with certified organic ingredients. Its four simmer sauces cover a range of spiciness, from the mild Korma sauce featuring coconut and ginger flavors, to the much stronger hot pepper Madras curry.

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Terri Hall

Terri Hall lives in the Hudson Valley with her family. In addition to writing, Terri works with public television and radio stations/networks in the area of new media, and leads workshops on authentic and empowered living.


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10:35AM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

thanks for sharing!

2:52PM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

I love Indian food, it's definitely one of the most vegetarian-friendly foods out there.

12:09PM PST on Feb 5, 2012

an indian dish goes by the name of 'Pav Bhaji' can be yummy too.

11:33AM PST on Jan 18, 2012


8:31AM PST on Jan 17, 2012

But I rather make my own blend of fresh spices, according to my taste. More cumming seed and less chili. Thanks for the suggestions.

8:29AM PST on Jan 17, 2012

Deeeleecious, Yummeee ... can I have seconds?

6:40AM PST on Jan 16, 2012

Thank you

4:22AM PST on Jan 16, 2012

Thank you:))

7:47PM PST on Jan 15, 2012


1:11AM PST on Dec 2, 2011

Thanks for the article.

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