Create your own aromatic Indian Garam Masala at home with this simple do it yourself recipe. Garam Masala is often a crucial ingredient in Indian dishes and offers a pungent hearty flavor of cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.
1 Cinnamon stick – (3 inch stick)
2 Tsp. Cardamom seeds; (measure – after removing pods)
1 Tsp. Cloves, whole
1 Tsp. Mace OR 1/2 Tsp. Nutmeg
Place the cinnamon, cardamom and cloves in a skillet over medium heat, toasting until they give off a lovely aroma. Cool. Grind in a blender, a coffee grinder or with a mortar and pestle until finely ground; add nutmeg (or mace)
Store in an airtight container.
Use in various Indian Cuisine Dishes including:
- Cucumber Raita
- Tandoori Chicken