Garam masala

    5 mins

    This is a traditional recipe for a Garam Masala spice mix, used in heaps of Indian dishes. You can make it in advance and store if for a few months in an air-tight container.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 1 tablespoon cardamom seeds
    • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 stick of cinnamon smashed up
    • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
    • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

    Prep:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. The easy way - put all the ingredients into a clean, dry coffee grinder or spice grinder and grind into a very fine powder.
    2. The longer way - put all the ingredients into a mortar and pestle and grind the living daylights out of them for 20 minutes till it reaches a fine powdery consistency.
    3. Store the powder in a dry, airtight container.

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    Test  -  10 Jun 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)