Garam Masala an Indian Curry Spice Mix
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Learn how to make garam masala, an Indian curry spice mixture that goes on countless Indian dishes. You'll love the taste of this homemade curry mix and best of all it doesn't have any filler spices or preservatives.
Recipe type: spices, curry mix, gluten free
Cuisine: Indian
  • 2 Tablespoons whole coriander seeds
  • 4 Tablespoons whole cumin seed
  • 1 Tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon whole fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks or 1 Tablespoon of ground cinnamon
  • half a teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons whole green cardamom seeds (shelled then measured after you remove the shell)
  • 2 dry bay leaves
  • You will also need a pan, a mortar and pestle or coffee bean grinder or spice grinder.
  1. Warm the pan on the stove over medium low heat, then add all of your whole spices to dry roast for a couple of minutes, or just until the spices start to release their fragrance be careful not to burn them.
  2. Then you will transfer the spices from the pan to a dish to cool off for a few minutes.
  3. Add all of your spices to your mortar or coffee/spice grinder. I like to use a mortar and pestle to easily control how fine I want the mixture. Now time to use those muscles and start grinding the spices until you get a fine mix. Store in an airtight container in a dark place.
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