Chipotle–Garam Masala Olives

Preparation info
  • Makes

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


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Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food

By Nik Sharma

Published 2018

  • About

Briny and crunchy, breaded olives pack big flavor into small, addictive bites. These are flavored with chipotle and garam masala, an irresistible union of Western and Eastern tastes.


  • One 12 oz [340 g] can pitted whole black olives in brine (preferably extra-large or colossal), or 2


Drain the olives in a colander and rinse under running water. Shake and transfer to a clean kitchen towel.

Put the flour and eggs in separate medium bowls. In a third medium bowl, mix the bread crumbs, parsley, chili flakes, garam masala, chipotle, salt, and pepper.

In a small heavy saucepan, preferably with high sides, heat the oil to 300°F [150°C]. Meanwhile, in batches, dredg