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Garam Masala Recipe

Tressa Jamil and Ami
Our North Indian garam masala recipe is a treasure my family permitted me to share; use the spice blend to season kofta, korma, and curry.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Spice Blends
Cuisine Indian
Servings 10 Tablespoons
Calories 7 kcal
  • 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 airtight container.
Preparation Tips:
  • To achieve the best flavor, use fresh, whole spices instead of pre-ground ones. Whole spices retain their aroma and flavor longer.
  • Toasting the spices before grinding them enhances their flavor and aroma. Toast them in a dry pan over low heat until they become fragrant and slightly darker.
  • Once you toast the spices, grind them to a fine powder using a spice grinder or mortar and pestle. Grind them in small batches to ensure that they are evenly ground.
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.
Serving: 1 Tablespoon | Calories: 7 kcal | Carbohydrates: 1 g | Sodium: 4 mg
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