How to make Garam Masala – Indian spice mix
Garam masala is available in the market, but many families still prepare it at home for purity and taste. Fresh garam masala tastes and smells better than the one bought from the market. Let's make Garam Masala at home today.
Ingredients for Garam Masala
- Black pepper – 25 gm
- Cloves – 25 gm
- Big Cardamom – 25 gm
- Cumin seed – 15 gm
- Cinnamon – 15 gm
- Malabathrum – 15 gm
How to Make Garam Masala
Clean all the spices and peel the skin from the big cardamoms.
Place a heavy bottomed frying pan on the burner. Roast all the spices (except cardamoms) in the hot frying pan, on low flame, for 2 to 3 minutes. An aroma will start coming out from the spices. Take the spices out on a plate and let them cool. Now add the cardamom granules to the spices and grind them all very finely. Your Garam Masala is ready.
You can store the garam masala in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
For making Fresh Garam Masala
Ingredients for Fresh Garam Masala
- Black pepper – 7 to 8
- Cloves – 4 to 5
- Big Cardamom – 2
- Cumin seed – ¼ small spoon
- Cinnamon – 1 inch long piece
- Malabathrum – 2 to 3 leaves
How to make Fresh Garam Masala
Put all the spices (except cardamoms) in a frying pan and roast them for 1 to 2 minutes, till the aroma starts coming out. Mix the roasted spices and peeled cardamoms, and grind them.
Fresh Garam Masala is now ready to use.