Masala & Meatballs - Anolon Promotion

Asha Shivakumar's Masala & Meatballs: Incredible Indian Dishes with an American Twist marries the the warm soulfulness of Indian spices with American classics. White chicken curry pot pie, Curried shrimp skewers with pineapple, and Potato and chickpea burger with apple cilantro chutney are examples of the magical fusion you will find in this collection of outstanding recipes. 

Asha is the voice behind Food Fashion Party and believes that food is art and that cooks should always be experimenting with flavors. I couldn't agree more with her vision. I approach cooking with that same passion whether I am developing my own recipe or adapting a recipe from a cookbook. Here, in her debut cookbook, she caters to both novice and experienced cooks and invites them to be bolder in the kitchen. Why have banana bread when you can add orange and cardamom to take your bread to the next level or try a cilantro chutney to yam and potato wedges. Her recipes shake flavors up, they are approachable and the photographs in this title are breathtaking.

Asha and her recipes have achieved worldwide popularity. As editor of The Feed Feed, she has helped develop an international community of cooks. Whether readers are looking to take their cooking in a new direction or they are just starting out, everyone will want to try the exciting new flavor combinations in this book that are delightful and delicious.

The Chicken meatballs and noodles in spicy plum barbecue sauce were such a wonderful departure from spaghetti and meatballs that we all enjoyed it. Right now I am in the midst of returning from travel, packing, and work, and I am not able to try as many recipes as I would like from each book I review. Often,  I just don't have the patience to style and photograph a dish.  But, hopefully after summer we will be in our new home and I'll be able to tackle all the recipes that I want to make from this fabulous book and the many others that have been released this year.

Take a closer look inside Masala & Meatballs with our  and check out the following recipes with .

What is better than a new exciting cookbook? A shiny new piece of cookware to accompany the book! 

The above-pictured Anolon Covered Braiser is ideal for making many of the dishes in Masala & Meatballs. This specifics for this piece include: 

  • 3-Quart Covered Braiser
  • Durable three-ply construction features an aluminum core between layers of stainless steel for excellent heat distribution
  • The braiser is suitable for use on all stovetops, including induction; the polished, sophisticated stainless steel exterior is easy to clean
  • Comfortable stainless steel handles are dual riveted for strength; deep-seated lid seals in heat and moisture with a clean, professional look
  • The covered braiser is oven safe to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and dishwasher safe, and works well with other Anolon cookware pieces and sets
  • It is stylish and looks great coming to the table (I have a thing for pretty cookware - quality, pretty cookware, that is).

Page Street Publishing is offering three copies of Masala & Meatballs and Anolon is offering three of their beautiful braisers in our contest below open to US members. 

The publisher is offering three copies of Masala & Meatballs and Anolon is offering three braisers in our contest below open to EYB Members in the US . One of the entry options is to answer the following questions in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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  • annmartina  on  5/8/2018 at 4:09 PM

    Chicken & waffles.

  • mjes  on  5/8/2018 at 4:28 PM

    Chutney sandwiches with whipped goat cheese spread (Bombay sandwiches)

  • Lorihahn  on  5/8/2018 at 4:33 PM

    The onion rings with wasabi aioli!!!!!

  • MadMom  on  5/8/2018 at 4:53 PM

    I think the No-Yeast Naan bread sounds good!

  • MiMi60  on  5/8/2018 at 4:54 PM

    Hush puppies with pepper and cumin (Rice bondas) to go with hubbies catfish..

  • sgump  on  5/8/2018 at 5:33 PM

    The chicken soup with vegetable-stuffed wontons (momos) sounds lovely!

  • sarahawker  on  5/8/2018 at 5:50 PM

    White chicken curry pot pie

  • lauriesk  on  5/8/2018 at 6:13 PM

    Tomato-dal soup

  • lcomer  on  5/8/2018 at 7:01 PM

    Bombay sandwiches and the chicken garlic naan pizzas! I am loving everything I am seeing in the index.

  • Nancith  on  5/8/2018 at 7:10 PM

    Chickpea & cauliflower stew with apple & onion salad sounds really interesting.

  • Nhcookingdiva  on  5/8/2018 at 7:40 PM

    Chicken meatballs with garlic and herbs!

  • thecharlah  on  5/8/2018 at 8:49 PM

    Chickpea cauliflower stew with apple and onion salad

  • rchesser  on  5/8/2018 at 9:34 PM

    White chicken curry pot pie!

  • michalow  on  5/8/2018 at 11:59 PM

    Apple cilantro chutney

  • lean1  on  5/9/2018 at 7:57 AM

    I would like to try the Socca. Sounds wonderful!

  • contest718  on  5/9/2018 at 8:21 AM

    Coffee-chocolate walnut challah. I wish I could get the hang of making challa bread!

  • HeatherLynn  on  5/9/2018 at 8:27 AM

    Tamarind skillet chicken sounds amazing!!

  • mightymhk  on  5/9/2018 at 8:43 AM

    I would like to make socca

  • laffersk  on  5/9/2018 at 9:32 AM

    Chicken meatballs sautéed with garlic and herbs

  • ravensfan  on  5/9/2018 at 9:59 AM

    Fish tacos

  • Wojtanowski  on  5/9/2018 at 11:22 AM

    vegetable savory cake

  • Sueskitchen  on  5/9/2018 at 11:57 AM

    Coconut cardamom granola with saffron-infused yogurt

  • amyz218  on  5/9/2018 at 12:22 PM

    Coriander-spiced pulled chicken wraps

  • lgroom  on  5/9/2018 at 1:56 PM


  • artthecat  on  5/9/2018 at 3:47 PM

    Curried crab corn chowder

  • KZielke  on  5/9/2018 at 6:23 PM

    Tomato-dal soup

  • southerncooker  on  5/9/2018 at 7:21 PM

    White chicken curry pot pie

  • JMelnick  on  5/9/2018 at 8:48 PM

    The coffee chocolate walnut challah

  • JulieG1002  on  5/9/2018 at 8:50 PM

    Coffee-chocolate walnut challah

  • dbielick  on  5/10/2018 at 6:05 AM

    Orange chiffon cake with pistachio-cardamom swirls

  • kmn4  on  5/10/2018 at 11:17 AM

    Lychee mint lemonade

  • matag  on  5/10/2018 at 6:18 PM

    Curried crab corn chowder

  • fortyeightbits  on  5/10/2018 at 10:44 PM

    Cracker chaat!

  • demomcook  on  5/11/2018 at 8:49 PM

    Coffee-chocolate walnut challah

  • LaurenE  on  5/11/2018 at 10:39 PM

    Tamarind skillet chicken

  • t.t  on  5/11/2018 at 10:49 PM

    Saffron milk bread

  • jessiecomp  on  5/12/2018 at 6:37 AM

    Oh definitely the chickpea cauliflower stew would be my first choice!

  • LMS209  on  5/12/2018 at 6:51 AM

    tamarind chicken skillet :)

  • mpdeb98  on  5/12/2018 at 9:58 AM

    Coriander-spiced pulled chicken wraps

  • jezpurr  on  5/12/2018 at 5:15 PM

    Tamarind skillet chicken!!!^_^

  • eboogie  on  5/12/2018 at 9:23 PM

    BBQ season has begun so I'd love to try the Grilled corn on the cob with lime chili sauce .

  • clairew137  on  5/13/2018 at 9:58 AM

    chickpea cauliflower stew

  • jmay42066  on  5/13/2018 at 1:52 PM

    Grilled corn on the cob with lime chili sauce

  • catmommy9  on  5/13/2018 at 5:41 PM

    Chickpea roasted garlic fries

  • amylou61  on  5/13/2018 at 8:37 PM

    I'd like to try making the Chicken soup with vegetable-stuffed wontons

  • smartie101  on  5/14/2018 at 11:47 AM

    Tomato Dal Soup

  • leilx  on  5/16/2018 at 1:17 PM

    Corn-onion-cashew fritters! Coconut-cardamon granola with saffron-infused yogurt!

  • sarahcooks  on  5/16/2018 at 2:42 PM

    I made the chicken meatballs and they were fantastic. They would make a great chicken burger and I plan on trying that!

  • floridagld  on  5/17/2018 at 4:04 PM

    curried crab corn!

  • Siegal  on  5/19/2018 at 2:55 PM

    I want to make socca

  • verorenee  on  5/19/2018 at 5:57 PM

    Coffee-chocolate walnut challah sounds amazing!

  • Alleycat  on  5/19/2018 at 11:53 PM

    The chutney and goat cheese sandwiches or the chicken meatballs. Yum!

  • RSW  on  5/20/2018 at 7:53 PM

    0 Coffee-chocolate walnut challah

  • ket06e  on  5/21/2018 at 9:06 AM

    Potato and chickpea burger

  • SarahGelle  on  5/21/2018 at 10:00 AM

    Definitely the instant, no-yeast naan

  • Dannausc  on  5/21/2018 at 6:07 PM

    Chickpea roasted garlic fries

  • Teruska  on  5/22/2018 at 4:43 AM

    Really hard to choose but I think it would be Nut-crusted halibut with green onion sauce .

  • RNJessicaK  on  5/23/2018 at 1:41 AM

    Honey Cake AND Sweet Potato & Paneer Galette!!

  • eatysmith  on  5/23/2018 at 10:55 PM

    "Which recipe in the index would you make first in your new braiser?" Chicken meatballs sautéed with garlic and herbs!

  • Kimberly62  on  5/24/2018 at 11:01 AM

    spiced balsamic cocktail nuts

  • Kduncan  on  5/25/2018 at 8:33 AM

    Peppery Cumin Buns

  • Ozma81  on  5/25/2018 at 10:47 AM

    White Chicken Curry Pot Pie

  • fbrunetti  on  5/25/2018 at 10:49 AM

    Minced lamb croquettes stuffed with egg

  • ChazBrenchley  on  5/25/2018 at 12:40 PM

    Hasselback egg with chili and fennel drizzle

  • lizkamerer  on  5/26/2018 at 12:40 AM

    I’d love to try Coconut jaggery bread pudding!

  • Debcancook  on  5/26/2018 at 10:47 AM

    Coffee-chocolate walnut challah sounds amazing! A bread recipe I would enjoy making!

  • EmilyR  on  5/26/2018 at 6:41 PM

    Bruschetta with spiced eggplant (Eggplant bhurtha)

  • lydiag12  on  5/27/2018 at 1:02 AM

    I would try Spiced popcorn - sweet and spicy peanut chili first!

  • threefourpfeif  on  5/27/2018 at 10:29 AM

    I'd try the Chickpea-roasted garlic fries

  • dusksunset  on  5/27/2018 at 3:10 PM

    Vegetable savory cake

  • Mrs.Soule  on  5/28/2018 at 12:21 PM

    Instant No-yeast Naan would be my first recipe try-out. Our family loves naan and an easy DIY recipe would be great.

  • beetlebug  on  5/28/2018 at 3:05 PM

    No churn coffee ice cream with cashews and chocolate chili drizzle!

  • robynsanyal  on  5/28/2018 at 6:51 PM

    Onion rings with wasabi aioli

  • PeavineBlues  on  5/29/2018 at 6:59 AM

    Spiced eggplant

  • Shana.  on  5/29/2018 at 7:58 PM

    No-churn coffee ice cream with cashews and chocolate-chili drizzle

  • LABeachGal  on  5/29/2018 at 10:28 PM

    Orange chiffon cake with pistachio-cardamom swirls sounds amazing!

  • skyejaden  on  5/30/2018 at 8:04 AM

    Hush puppies with pepper and cumin (Rice bondas)!!

  • riley  on  5/30/2018 at 2:50 PM

    Coconut rice with peas

  • NaomiH  on  5/30/2018 at 9:40 PM

    Harissa roast chicken with rice and eggs

  • lpatterson412  on  5/30/2018 at 9:52 PM

    Saffron Milk Bread!!

  • lhudson  on  5/31/2018 at 2:56 PM

    Masala chicken wings

  • nicolepellegrini  on  6/1/2018 at 1:30 PM

    Peppery chicken liver stir-fry is intriguing me. I love chicken livers and this is a way I've certainly never tried them before.

  • Laura1  on  6/1/2018 at 7:19 PM

    chickpea cauliflower stew

  • LizyB  on  6/3/2018 at 6:39 AM

    tamarind chicken!

  • sallansd  on  6/3/2018 at 4:50 PM

    Coconut rice with peas

  • HomespunHouse  on  6/3/2018 at 9:19 PM

    Chicken meatballs and noodles in spicy plum barbecue sauce

  • Katiefayhutson  on  6/3/2018 at 10:48 PM

    Chicken meatballs sautéed with garlic and herbs

  • sequoia55  on  6/4/2018 at 12:58 AM

    Sweet Potato & Paneer Galette

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  6/4/2018 at 1:07 AM

    Spiced lentils with scalloped sweet potato and yam.

  • Dmartin997  on  6/4/2018 at 8:53 AM

    Chicken curry soup with rice crackers.

  • OzarkChef  on  6/4/2018 at 11:22 AM

    I want to try Corn-onion-cashew fritters (Pakoras)

  • Sfgordon  on  6/4/2018 at 12:47 PM

    I would love to try Coffee-chocolate walnut challah -- have been wanting to try my hand at challah making for a long time!

  • Julia  on  6/4/2018 at 9:26 PM

    Masala chicken wings

  • LeePicard  on  6/7/2018 at 7:34 PM

    Spiced Chickpea Pancake (Socca) although there are many, many recipes I would like to try. This book has a lot of recipes that look like food I would enjoy cooking and eating! Hard to pick just one. That's how I know it is really an interesting cookbook.

  • KarenDel  on  6/8/2018 at 1:26 PM

    I would make the Vegetable savory cake

  • bangss  on  6/9/2018 at 7:14 PM

    The curried peanut dip sounds really interesting!

  • parnassus  on  6/10/2018 at 11:49 PM

    sesame mini cakes!!!

  • orchidlady01  on  6/16/2018 at 4:25 PM

    Curried crab corn chowder

  • VeryVigario  on  6/16/2018 at 10:21 PM

    Chicken meatballs and noodles in spicy plum barbecue sauce

  • thewoobdog  on  6/18/2018 at 1:21 PM

    I'd make Coconut Rice with Peas or White Chicken Curry Pot Pie (probably wouldn't work in the braiser, haha).

  • cellenly  on  6/19/2018 at 7:54 AM

    tamarind chicken

  • Lmocooks  on  6/19/2018 at 7:56 AM

    Coriander-spiced pulled chicken wraps

  • FireRunner2379  on  6/19/2018 at 12:02 PM

    I'd like to make the Mushroom and chive omelet in the braiser!

  • starzine  on  6/20/2018 at 7:05 PM

    I would make the Curried peanut dip with naan chips.

  • ladybrooke  on  6/20/2018 at 8:55 PM

    I'd make the Spinach fritters (Pakoras).

  • Jenamarie  on  6/23/2018 at 7:25 PM

    Harissa roast chicken with rice and eggs

  • percussion03  on  6/23/2018 at 10:13 PM

    Saffron milk bread

  • enpsmom  on  6/25/2018 at 2:25 PM

    Oh my - it's hard to pick just one. The hush puppies? the spiced balsamic cocktail nuts? 🙂

  • lebarron2001  on  6/25/2018 at 2:31 PM

    Onion rings with wasabi aioli

  • genie28  on  6/25/2018 at 2:56 PM

    The lentil-rice risotto sounds really good but I'm all in for that coffee ice cream!

  • jigglesfrog  on  6/25/2018 at 3:25 PM

    Spinach fritters (Pakoras)

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