Maya Kaimal Indian Simmer Sauces

So a few weeks ago I was shopping in Market of Choice (a Eugene, Oregon-based health-food grocery store, like Whole Foods), when I stumbled upon these ready-made, all natural Indian simmer sauces by Maya Kaimal.

There are five flavors total: Tikka Masala, Coconut Curry, Tamarind Curry, Vindaloo, and Classic Korma. All five are gluten-free, and all five contain coconut (so sorry if you’re allergic to coconut!). The Tikka Masala and Classic Korma contain milk, so I didn’t buy them, but I did get the other three.

These Indian simmer/curry sauces are really easy to use, help you whip up a quick meal, and are pretty delicious. They have a slightly spicy quality that I really like. Though the containers are a little small if you’re feeding a group (about 3 to 4 servings, depending on how much meat/veggies you add), I’ve stretched the sauces with coconut milk and rice milk to get more servings and make it a little wetter.

The jars have suggestions on what to add for a meal: chicken, seafood, other meat, potatoes, carrots, chickpeas (garbanzo beans), noodles/rice, etc. I usually add potatoes and carrots, and once I tried garbanzo beans, and I always eat mine spooned over some brown rice. You can let the sauce simmer and cook the potatoes and carrots, or you can boil the vegetables separately and then add them to the sauce.

All in all, I really like these Indian simmer sauces, and they’re a great way to spice up your home cooking with Indian cuisine without slaving over the stove every time.

Maya Kimal is not in any way compensating me for this blog post. This is an honest, enthusiastic review from a gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, mushroom-free customer, who was delighted to discover these Indian simmer sauces in a grocery store.


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Became a voracious, unapologetic bookworm in 4th grade after reading the first three Harry Potter books. Have a thing for dystopias, young adult novels, classic literature and funny memoirs (re: Mindy Kaling / Tina Fey). English and journalism geek, media and pop culture critic, food writer and blogger, editor of an entertainment magazine. Hobbies include: my Netflix account, cooking, gardening, music, art and hiking.


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