Instantly Indian

Maya Kaimal launched her eponymous Fine Indian Foods line after coworkers raved about the sumptuous feasts she cooked for them. You can find Maya Kaimal Fine Indian Foods products in over 1000 stores across the country: Whole Foods Market carries the sauces, as do gourmet and specialty shops. We photographed a selection of dishes the home-cook can easily prepare at home.

Recipes the home-cook can make using Maya Kaimal products: left: Madras Chicken Curry, and right: Tamarind Curry Shrimp Kebabs

All of Maya’s sauces are delicious combined with almost any combination of vegetable or protein. Here is one idea:

Maya Kaimal’s Tamarind Curry Grilled Shrimp Kebabs
Serves 4

1 ½  lb extra large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 cup Maya Kaimal Tamarind Curry
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (optional)
2 tablespoons sliced scallions (optional)
Indian Naan or other flatbread (optional)

1.  Pre-heat grill to medium.
2.  Toss shrimp with ½ cup of Tamarind Curry. Thread shrimp onto 8 skewers.
3. Place kebabs on grill and cook for 2 minutes on the first side. Turn the kebabs over and baste with some of the remaining Tamarind Curry.  Continue grilling and basting the kebabs until the shrimp are cooked through, a few minutes more.
4.  If you like, garnish kebabs with the cilantro and scallions and serve with grilled naan or other flatbread.

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Published by Jennifer May

Jennifer May is a food photographer based in New York's Hudson Valley and Brooklyn.

Food stories in New York's Hudson Valley and beyond from photographer Jennifer May