Sunny summer months usher in cookout celebrations for the 80 percent of Americans who own a grill.

This year, liven up traditional Memorial Day and Fourth of July cookout recipes with new Indian spice blends from Indian As Apple Pie.

Adding delicious, tangy flavors to dry rubs and grilling recipes, Indian As Apple Pie CEO Anupy Singla’s spice blends are unique even to Indian cuisine aficionados in that they are made from her home recipes and are carefully roasted and ground without any additives, salts, fillers, or food dyes.

Available online and in select Whole Foods stores, Singla’s custom blends are ready to help home cooks diversify their summer grilling traditions. 

“Traditional Indian spices add a surprising and delicious flavor profile to grilled meats and vegetable side dishes,” says Singla, author of three bestselling Indian cookbooks. “These custom blends make cooking with Indian flavors simple and authentic. They are a perfect addition to spice up any summer cookout.” 

The custom blend spice set includes: Chai Masala, Chana Masala, Tandoori Masala, Chaat Masala, Sambhar Powder, Rasam Powder, Pav Bhaji Masala, and Kala Namak. 

Armed with simple tools, spice blends, a food processor, skewers, and a grill, it is easy to surprise guests with delicious and flavorful cookout dishes. Mouth-watering recipes such as Paneer Tikka, Tandoori Chicken, and Lamb Kabobs are sure to delight vegetarian and omnivorous guests alike. 

For readers who are looking for a quick and delicious marinade, Singla suggests combining one cup yogurt with one tablespoon Tandoori Masala and a pinch of salt, and letting meat marinade for 2 to 12 hours before grilling. 

Indian As Apple Pie spice blends are available for purchase individually or as a set, and are priced at $9.95 per jar.

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