Toasted Twenty-Spice Blend

East Indian Bottle Masala

Preparation info

  • Makes

    2 cups

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

660 Curries

By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

  • About

The East Indians are a small group from one of the seven islands that make up Mumbai, and they consider themselves to be among the first Indians to convert to Christianity, well before the Goans and Mangoloreans from India’s southern coast. This community of Roman Catholic Christians, who speak Marathi, are now bunched in just a few sectors of Mumbai. In order to make sure the ruling English never confused them with the other immigrant-community converts farther south (such as the Portugues