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July 24, 2011

Garam Masala

This spice blend is a basic ingredient in most Indian dishes and is simple to make. There are many combinations of the spices. After you've tried it, you can adjust according to your taste.

Garam Masala

Makes approximately ½ cup


  • 4 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorn
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • ¾ teaspoon cloves
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon bay leaves, crushed


    Heat a heavy skillet on medium heat. Add all ingredients and cook until fragrant, being careful not to burn. Remove from heat and cool. Grind to a fine powder and store in airtight container. See notes for any of the ingredients for storage.

  • Posted by terri at July 24, 2011 09:05 PM