Suvir Saran and Devi Chef Hermant Mathur
Suvir Saran is the owner of Devi in Manhattan and American Masala in Jersey City. Spices are the cornerstone of Indian Food. Some staples include black pepper, black mustard seeds, cloves, cardamom, whole red chilles. You can also add ginger, fennel, nutmeg, mace, fennugreek, cinnamon sticks, and bay leaves.
When cooking Indian at home, a mortar and pestle is imperative. A Concave griddle is great for indian breads. Suvir also recommends a Karahi or Indian wok. Indian rolling pins are great to make chapatis.
Suvir Saran is the author of American Masala: 125 New Classics from My Home Kitchen.
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