Garam Masala

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Garam Masala



Ingredients :

 Coriander seeds - 4 tbsp
 Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
 Black Peppercorns – 1 tbsp
 Black Cumin seeds (Shahjeera) – 1 ½ tsp
 Dry Ginger – 1 ½ tsp
 Black Cardamom - 3-4 large pods approx
 Cloves – 2-3
 Cinnamon - 2 x 1” pieces
 Crushed Bay Leaves - 2


Method :

 Heat a heavy skillet on a medium flame and gently roast all ingredients (leave cardamom in its pods till later) except the dry ginger, till they turn a few shades darker.
 Stir occasionally. Do not be tempted to speed up the process by turning up the heat as the spices will burn on the outside and remain raw on the inside.
 When the spices are roasted turn off the flame and allow them to cool.

                                         

 Once cooled, remove the cardamom seeds from their skins and mix them with all the other roasted spices.
 Grind them all together, to a fine powder in a grinder.

                                         

 Store in an airtight container in a cool and dark place.

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