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mom's garam masala
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Mom's Garam Masala

A family recipe of a a complex spice blend that used in traditional Indian home cooking using nineteen aromatic and warm spices. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Spice Blend
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: garam masala
Servings: 12 oz

Ingredients

  • 2-3 tablespoon oil
  • 5 pieces -whole turmeric - halkund
  • 1/2 nutmeg - jaiphal
  • 1 tablespoon asafetida - hing
  • 5 cinnamon sticks - daalchini
  • 3 tablespoon cloves - lavang
  • 1.5 tablespoon black cumin seeds - shah jeera
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds - jeera
  • 10 - black cardamom - badi velchi
  • 1 tablespoon cardamom - velchi
  • 3 tablespoon kalpasi - dagadphool stone flower
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds - badishep
  • 2 tablespoon Mace - jaipatri
  • 3 tablespoon black pepper - mire
  • 10 star anise - badyan
  • 8 bay leaves - tamal patra
  • 2 tablespoon coriander seeds - dhane
  • 1 tablespoon fenugreek seeds - methya
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds - khuskhus
  • 25 - dried red chillies - mirchi

Instructions

  • Add 1/2 tsp of oil at a time and slow roast each spice until it releases the aroma and is hot to touch. Allow all the roasted spiced to cool on a large tray.
  • Grind the roasted spices in batches to make a fine powder.
  • Sift the ground spice blend and grind any coarse spices.
  • Store in an airtight glass jar.

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