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Garam Masala

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Category: Low Fat

 Ingredients List

  • 4 1/2 ts Cumin seeds
  • 4 1/2 ts Coriander seeds
  • 2 ts Black peppercorns
  • 1 1 1/2 inch stick cinnamon,
  • Broken into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 ts Cardamom seeds (remove them
  • From the pods)
  • 1/2 ts Whole cloves


1. Heat a small heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ingredients,
and cook them, shaking the pan, for about 5 minutes or until the spices are
brown but not burned.

2. Transfer the spices to a bowl, and let them cool. In a mortar with
pestle or in an electric coffee grinder or in a spice grinder, grind the
spices to a fine powder. Store the garam masala in an airtight jar.

Makes about 1/3 cup.

It comes from Jane Brody's Good Food Gourmet. at p. 247: "You can prepare a
reasonable garam masala by combining equal amounts of cardamom, cumin,
cinnamon, and coriander, and smaller amounts of ground cloves and black

She also provides a "real" recipe for it at p.546 (above).

I have never bothered with the "real" recipe, but have just mixed in the
proportions given in the "easy" recipe, as needed. It's delicious for all
your garam needs!

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