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Garam masala

Garam masala

Ingredients

6 tbsp. cumin seeds
1 cinnamon stick or 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. whole cloves
1 1/2 tsp. black cardamom seeds
1/4 tsp. ground nutmegĀ 


Garam masala is an aromatic blend of spices that you can buy premade in most stores, or you can easily make your own.

Directions

Toast cumin seeds, cinnamon stick (amount to taste), cloves and cardamom seeds in a pan over medium heat. Continue toasting until cumin seeds start to turn a darker brown. Remove from heat. Add nutmeg (and ground cinnamon, if using in place of cinnamon stick) and cool. Grind spice mixture in a coffee grinder until it has the consistency of ground pepper. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.