Masala Simmer Sauce
March 14, 2016—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
Perhaps you've dreamed of a passage to India. Perhaps you've encountered the frustrating reality that it's really expensive to get halfway around the world. Perhaps you're more likely to journey to your neighborhood Trader Joe's. Perhaps you're in luck. Well, actually, you're most certainly in luck, because Trader Joe's is a veritable treasure trove of Indian cuisine. From the freezer cases to the bakery racks to the grocery aisles, you can discover the flavors of India right in your own neighborhood, for far less than you'd pay for a trip to Asia.
Start your journey with one of our Indian-style simmer sauces, Trader Joe's Masala Simmer Sauce. Inspired by Calcutta's coastal cuisine, this is a thick, tomato-based curry sauce spiced with ginger, garlic, cumin, clove, and fenugreek (a bittersweet herb found in many Indian dishes), enhanced with light cream. It's an ideal accompaniment for chicken, shrimp or white fish. You can also make an enticing, vegetarian-friendly bean masala by combining the whole jar with half a cup of hot water and a cup each of garbanzo beans, kidney beans and frozen peas. Serve it with rice or naan for a satisfying, protein-rich, meat-free meal in minutes.
We're selling Trader Joe's Masala Simmer Sauce in a 15 ounce jar for $2.49, every day. You'll find it in our grocery aisle, with the sauces.