Homemade Garam Masala

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    5 minutes

    Garum masala is a crucial spice mix in many Indian recipes. You can buy it premade, but it's infinitely better to make your own and not hard with preground spices. Infinitely better than buying it in a jar, this is a quick and authentic garam masala spice mix. Garam masala is best when made with whole spices that have been roasted and ground, but this is a quick and easy substitute that comes a close second.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    Directions
    Preparation:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Place mix in an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place.

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    MargaretPitcher
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    Hello, i was in the middle of making butter chicken and i discovered i had no Garam masala so i made this recipe and it was perfect. had left overs for next time. thank u for sharing.  -  14 May 2016

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    I loved this stuff. I used whole spices though, roasted them together on dry pan until you could smell the aroma and then ground them all up. Was perfect on chicken tandoori and pulav.  -  27 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    I wanted to make Moroccan Lentil Soup from this site and of course couldn't find garam masala at my grocery store. I don't do much Indian cooking at all, and didn't even know if it was a powder or paste or something else. Thankfully did a search, this popped up and my soup is smelling wonderful as it simmers away! I also added this to my "spice mix" list - for Christmas I gave someone little bottles of Taco Seasoning, Tourtiere Spice Mix and my own poultry seasoning mix. Plan on doing the same as part of an upcoming bridal shower gift, but will add a jar of this to it!  -  20 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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