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North Indian Garam Masala

Tressa Jamil and Ami
Our North Indian garam masala recipe is a family treasure my mother-in-law permitted me to share; use this spice blend to season kofta, korma, and goat and beef curry.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Spice Blends
Cuisine Indian
Servings 10 Tablespoons


  • 5 grams black cloves
  • 5 grams black cardamom
  • 5 grams whole nutmeg
  • 5 grams cinnamon stick, broken down
  • 1 gram mace


  • Break down the cinnamon stick, then combine it with the other ingredients on a skillet. Dry roast the spices for 2- 3 minutes over medium heat to draw out the flavor and aroma of the whole spices.
  • Allow the ingredients to cool some, then add them to a spice grinder in batches, blend until fine.
  • Add the garam masala to an air-tight glass jar.


  • Nutrition Disclosure: The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for professional advice.
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