Let’s face it,
finding good curry in Brooklyn can be as arduous as spotting
a N.O.W. supporter at a Republican convention.
But Clinton Hill resident Maya Kaimal has given curry lovers
a welcome break. In October, Kaimal, whose book, "Curried
Favors," (Abbeville Press, 1996) won the Julia Child first
book award, introduced her three product line of all-natural,
preservative free, vegetarian "simmer sauces.
Kaimal uses a northern Indian recipe for her mild Tikka Masala,
delicately scented with cinnamon and cloves. Coconut Curry is
a southern Indian preparation flavored with coconut milk, ginger
and mustard seed that sets the mouth glowing with pleasant heat.
The third is Vindaloo, a spicy and tart combination from the
Western coast that, when warmed, fills the kitchen with the aroma
of tomatoes and ginger. The Vindaloo is intensely flavored, but
not gulp-the-water hot.
All of the sauces come in 15-ounce plastic tubs and must be refrigerated
after opening. They retail for approximately $5.50.
Look for the Maya Kaimal Fine Foods label in the two Karrot stores
in Clinton Hill [see story], and Garden
of Eden [180 Montague St. at Court Street, (718) 222-1515] and
Sahadi Importing [187 Atlantic Ave. at Clinton Street, (718)
624-4550] in Brooklyn Heights. In Park Slope, Kaimal’s sauces
are available in Pumpkin’s Organic Market [1302 Eighth Ave. at
12th Street, (718) 499-8539], Blue Apron [814 Union St. at Seventh
Avenue, (718) 230-3180], Bierkraft [191 Fifth Ave. at Berkeley
Place, (718) 230-7600] and Back to the Land [142 Seventh Ave.
at Carroll Street, (718) 768-5654].
For information regarding Kaimal’s products, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010