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Basic Garam Masala Recipe - Add Authentic Flavours to Your Indian Food
April 04, 2013



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Basic Garam Masala Recipe

If you want to add authentic flavours and aromas to your Indian cooking, then a homemade garam masala is recommended. This one is fairly basic and an excellent choice if you've never made one before.

Note: If you only have ground spices just use those, but reduce the amount you use by half. So instead of 2 tablespoons of cumin seeds, you use 1 tablespoon pre-ground cumin etc.

Ingredients: (makes about 4-5 tbsp)

10 dried bay leaves
15 green cardamom pods
10 cloves
3 tbsp coriander seeds (cilantro seeds)
2 tbsp cumin seeds
1½ tbsp black peppercorns
2 inch stick of cinnamon

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Remove the seeds from the cardamom pods and break up the cinnamon
  • Grind these along with the coriander, cumin, cloves, peppercorns and bay leaves
  • Sieve into a bowl and mix thoroughly

    Store in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight and use within 6 months.

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