(def.) an aromatic collection of spices; the building block of Indian cuisine. Common spices include paprika, turmeric, cloves, cinnamon, black pepper, cumin, cardamom, and countless others. Families pass these recipes down from generation to generation and the chemistry of blending these spices comprises the artistry of Indian cooking.
In September of 2006, we opened the doors of our restaurant, Masala. It was the realization of a decade long dream of introducing our cuisine, which is primarily North Indian, to our friends and neighbors in Lafayette. Our menu was assembled to reflect our favorite foods.
The kitchen is often referred to as the nucleus of the home. It is a place that is made warm not only by the heat of cooking, but also by the warmth created between family and friends enjoying one another’s company. Our kitchen has always been a welcoming space for loved ones, and it is the birthplace of Masala’s menus. We extend the love from our kitchen and cuisine to you, your family and friends. From our kitchen to your taste buds, we hope you will join us for a “journey down the spice route”.