Your Healthy Kitchen Travels to India with the Shoe Chef

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Perry Erwin, owner and lead chef at Shoe Chef Unlimited, stops by the Your Healthy Kitchen studio to share his authentic Tofu Tikka Masala recipe with Rita Carey Rubin, Registered Dietician, diabetes Educator and host of YRMC’s Your Healthy Kitchen. Shoe Chef Unlimited is a mobile catering business that serves Prescott and surrounding areas.

Erwin, a Le Cordon Bleu culinary graduate and yoga teacher, describes how his travels to India have greatly influenced the recipes he prepares. He says that Indian cuisine is all about balancing spicy, sweet and savory seasonings.

“Many people think that Indian food is very spicy and hot. That’s a big misconception,” says Erwin, “A lot of it is savory and sweet.”

Watch Your Healthy Kitchen Travels to India with the Shoe Chef on YouTube.

Erwin brought this Tikka Masala recipe home from his extensive travels to India, where he also studied yoga. The recipe, like yoga, is all about balance. “Each spice that’s in this recipe has a health benefit. It creates balance in our bodies. It creates stability and wellness, plus it’s very tasty,” he says, “It’s easy to make, and it great either hot or cold.”

You can download The Tikka Masala recipe here, along with Perry’s Curry Mixture and a delicious Yogurt Sauce:

Tofu Tikka Masala Recipe

Perry’s Curry Mixture Recipe

Yogurt Sauce for Tikka Masala Recipe

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