Wakeful in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, I mentally reviewed some of the great produce I bought at the Scranton Farmers’ Market, thinking of Indian masala.


I still had some Tuscan kale and pretty, little red potatoes that remind me of apples when they are sliced.


I remembered a large package of chicken gizzards that kept waving at me each time I opened the freezer and resolved to include them in my melange.


As the masala started to come together, my husband could not stay out of the kitchen.  I should have used his distraction to ask for something utterly expensive.  Like a diamond bracelet.  Next time 🙂


This time I just took the picture, poured him a glass of wine and handed him a plate full of rice and masala. He was glad.


Chicken Gizzard and Potato Masala

1 lb chicken gizzards, halved

1 bay leaf

1 thick slice of onion

2 cups chicken broth

Salt and pepper

4 tbsp ghee

2 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp fennel seeds

1 tsp cinnamon powder

1 tsp crushed red pepper

1 large onion, processed into a paste with 3 tbsp water

1 1/2 inch fresh ginger and 6 garlic cloves, processed into a paste with 4 tbsp water

1 tsp garam masala

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp sugar

2 cans diced tomatoes

8 small red potatoes, cut into eighths and boiled for 10 minutes.

2 cups Tuscan kale, chopped

Bring to a boil and simmer the gizzards with the bay leaf, onion, chicken broth, salt and pepper.  Drain, reserving the broth and set aside.

Melt the ghee in a wok and cook the cumin, fennel, cinnamon and crushed red pepper until aromatic.  Add the onion paste and continue to cook for about 8 minutes.  Add the ginger/garlic paste and continue to cook for about 5 minutes.  Stir in the garam masala, tumeric and sugar, blending well.  Stir in the tomatoes, gizzards and reserved broth,  bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes.  Add the potatoes and continue to simmer for 15 minutes.  Finally, add the kale and cook until wilted.

Serve with rice or chapatis.



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29 Responses to Masala

  1. Mad Dog says:

    That sounds good and I think i have some duck gizzards lurking in the freezer to give it a try 😉

  2. jz says:

    i love masala!

  3. Laura says:

    Looks wonderful – great way to use the kale!

  4. Danny says:

    wow look yummy!

  5. Beautiful, Rosemary. You know how much I like Indian food.

  6. Yum, masala is so warming!

  7. A.K. Maleeke says:

    One of my fav dishes. Looks good!

  8. Conor Bofin says:

    Wow! Your cooking is taking on so many new ingredients and consequently so many new dishes. Great stuff.

  9. KhoaSinclair says:

    Looks delish! I’ll have to try it with chapatis!

  10. Michelle says:

    Mmmmm, gizzards.

  11. Reblogged this on awesomerecipe.

  12. Perfect – I think you really deserve that diamond bracelet 😉

  13. sakinah30 says:

    Reblogged this on Cappuccino.

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