Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
From Aarti Party on the Food Network; this was a dish Aarti's mother made when she was growing up. A fusion of Indian and American flavors.
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 large onion, diced
- 4 garlic cloves, peeled and cut into thin matchsticks
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
- 1 small carrot, peeled and shredded
- kosher salt
- fresh ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garam masala
- 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika (Hungarian sweet)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 tablespoon deli mustard or 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
- 1 (12 ounce) packageall-beef hot dogs, sliced about 1/8-inch thick (recommended brand -- Hebrew National)
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup water, if necessary
- cilantro (optional) or parsley, minced (optional)
- Heat oil in a large skillet until shimmering. Add onion, garlic, ginger and carrot. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Saute until vegetables soften, 5-7 minutes.
- Add turmeric, mustard, garam masala, paprika and cumin. Stir quickly for 20-30 seconds until spices bloom and become fragrant. Add tomato, ketchup and prepared mustard. Adjust salt and pepper if needed.
- Add hot dog slices, stirring to coat. If sauce seems too thick, add some water. Cover and simmer 10-15 minutes over medium-low heat.
- Taste for seasoning and sprinkle with chopped herbs if using. Serve with Indian chapatis or warmed pita bread.