Bollywood Theater Restaurant Presents Line of Indian Spices
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Chef Troy MacLarty, the owner of Bollywood Theater Restaurant, was determined to find the most vibrant Indian spices to use in his kitchens.
Eventually, MacLarty discovered The Reluctant Trading Experiment, who are now sourcing custom masala blends from India to MacLarty.
“Every time I travel to India, I think ‘wow, everything is just so much better here’ -- the spices, the flavors. We’ve always made everything from scratch, ground our own spices and mixed our own masalas for the restaurants to replicate those tastes. But each batch of spices we received was different, so we’d have to tweak the recipe each time to achieve those flavors. I’m so excited to have access to these consistently fresh spices, harvested and blended just for Bollywood Theater, and sent directly from India to us. We can taste the difference,” MacLarty said.
The spices come directly from Kerala, an Indian state known for its unique spices.
Patrons can now purchase masala blends from Bollywood Theater’s Indian grocery market. See below for a list of the blends now available.
Bollywood Theater Tikka Masala: An authentic Indian spice blend featuring cumin, turmeric, black pepper and cayenne. Complements chicken, lamb, fish and paneer. Net Wt. 2oz, $7.50
Bollywood Theater Garam Masala: An authentic Indian spice blend featuring cumin, black pepper, cinnamon, cayenne and cardamom. Complements fish, pork, chicken, lamb, potatoes and even popcorn. Net Wt. 2oz, $7.50
Bollywood Theater Vindaloo Masala: An authentic Indian spice blend featuring black mustard, coriander, fenugreek and red chilies. Complements pork, chicken, beef, lamb, shrimp and potatoes. Net Wt. 2oz, $7.50
Bollywood Theater Masala Chai: A rich and robust loose leaf tea featuring traditional Indian spices. Net Wt. 3oz, $10.00
Bollywood Theater Three Pack Masala Box Set: Tikka Masala, Garam Masala and Vindaloo Masala in a boxed set. Net Wt. 6oz, $19.50
Bollywood Theater, 3010 SE Division, Open daily from 11am - 10pm.
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