The meaning of Garam masala is “Spicy & Hot”. Garam masala is an aromatic mixture of spices. A hot mixture of spices is usually made of a ground coriander, cumin, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and pepper, used in Indian cooking. Those are the basic ingredients. In India, there are hundreds of types of garam masala available in market. Different manufacturer has different recipe and for that they are known for.
We have our own recipe to offer as below:
Coriander seeds - 4 tbspCumin seeds - 1 tbsp
Black Peppercorns – 1 tbsp
Black Cumin seeds (Shahjeera) – 1 ½ tsp
Dry Ginger – 1 ½ tsp
Black Cardamom - 3-4 large pods approx
Cloves – 2-3
Cinnamon - 2 x 1” pieces
Crushed Bay Leaves – 2
- You can use other ingredients also to make it aromatic and according to your own choice.
Heat an iron skillet on a medium flame and gently roast all the ingredients (leave cardamom in its pods till later) except the dry ginger, till they turn in to a little darker. Stir occasionally. Make sure, you do not be tempted to speed up the process by turning up the heat as the spices will roast from the outside but remain raw inside.
When the spices are roasted turn off the flame and allow them to cool down. Once cooled down for a while, remove the cardamom seeds from their pods and mix them with all the other roasted spices. Grind them all together, to a fine powder in a grinder. Store in an airtight container in a cool and dark place
How to use:
As a spice.
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