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Garam Masala Recipe

This blend of warming spices is used often in northern Indian cuisine. Adapted from the cookbook Indian Home Cooking by Suvir Saran and Stephanie Lyness.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Spices
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: authentic garam masala

Ingredients

  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup cumin seeds
  • 1/3 cup coriander seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon green cardamom pods
  • 1 Tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • 1 whole dried red chile
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mace

Instructions

  • Combine the cinnamon, bay leaves, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cardamom pods, peppercorns, cloves, and red chile in a frying pan and toast over medium heat for about 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Cool slightly. Use a spice grinder to grind into a powder. Stir in the mace and store in an airtight container.