Garam Masala is the most famous of Northern Indian spice blends. There are as many ways to prepare this essential seasoning as there are cooks – ours is blended using a traditional Indian family recipe.
Cooking with the spices of northern India is an experience that every chef should try!
2 bay leaves
¼ cup cumin seeds
1 cinnamon stick, broken
1/3 cup coriander seeds
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon green cardamon pods
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 whole dried red chile
2 teaspoons whole cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground mace
Combine the bay leaves, cumin, cinnamon, cardamon, peppercorns, cloves and red chile in a frying pan. Toast over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the cumin turns brown, 5 minutes. Grind to a powder, stir in the nutmeg and mace.
Store in an airtight container up to 6 months.