A tandoor clay oven grills and roasts at the same time, but you can get a similar effect by broiling. Chicken wings are ideal for this technique: The meat is protected by a garam masala-spiced yogurt marinade, and the wing tips get crisp. Glaze the wings with store-bought mango chutney after cooking. The versatile spice blend called garam masala is available at most supermarkets and at kalustyans.com.
Garam masala is an Indian spice blend available in specialty stores and some supermarkets. To make your own, mix together 1/2 teaspoon each of ground pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, and coriander, along with a generous pinch of cloves.
With okra and shrimp in the freezer, this satisfying meal is just moments away from the dinner table. Serve the shrimp masala with Coconut-Cilantro Chutney, rice, naan (Indian flatbread), jarred mango chutney, lime wedges, and sliced shallots and chiles.