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Garam Masala Recipe

There are many versions of garam masala, some using hot spices, such as pepper, and other only the fragrant spices. Here are some combinations to choose from according to your own personal taste. Made from good quality spices and stored airtight, garam masala will keep its flavor and fragrance for months.


 Garam Masala

Ingredients :

4 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

2 teaspoons

4 X 7.5 cm

1 teaspoon

1

Coriander seeds

Cumin seeds

Whole black peppercorns

Cardamom seeds

Cinnamon sticks

Whole cloves

Nutmeg

Method :
  • In a small pan, roast separately the coriander, cumin, peppercorns, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves.

  • As each one starts to smell fragrant, turn on to plate to cool.

  • After roasting, peel the cardamoms, discard pods and use only the seeds.

  • Put all into electric blender and blend to a fine powder.

  • Finely grate nutmeg and mix in.

  • Store in glass jar with airtight lid.


 Fragrant Garam Masala

Ingredients :

3 X 7.5 cm

2 teaspoons

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

Cinnamon sticks

Cardamom seeds

Whole cloves

Blades of mace or 1/2 nutmeg, grated

Method :
  • Roast spices separately and grind in a blender or with mortar and pestle.

  • Add grated nutmeg, if used.

  • Store in glass jar with airtight lid.


 Kashmiri Garam Masala

Ingredients :

2 teaspoons

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

2 X 5 cm

1/2 teaspoon

Cardamom seeds

Black cumin seeds

Whole black peppercorns

Cinnamon sticks

Whole cloves

Quarter of a nutmeg, grated

Method :
  • Roast spices separately and grind to a fine powder.

  • Add grated nutmeg.

  • Store in glass jar with airtight lid.

 

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