Sunday, October 12, 2014

Home Made Garam Masala

Garam Masala has special importance in Indian cuisine. Adding garam masala is a finishing touch to many vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.This powder of mixed spices not only increases the taste, but also gives a nice flavor to the dish. I added a few extra spices to the garam masala made by my mother. Let's move on to the recipe of  Garammasala.


What you need:
Coriander seeds-1 cup
Cloves-1 teaspoon
Cinnamon sticks-2
Peeled garlic cloves-5 (optional)

Sajeera-1 teaspoon
Bay Leaves-2

  1. Dry roast the coriander seeds in a pan on a medium flame for 2-3 minutes or until they become light brown.
  2. Lower the flame and add cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, sajeera, nutmeg, mace and bay leaves. Fry them for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Turn off the stove and add the garlic cloves. There is no need to fry the garlic cloves. They absorb heat from the remaining spices in the pan.
  4.  Allow the spices to cool and grind them into a powder. After 3-4, minutes transfer the powder into an airtight container.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Note: You can also add star anise and black pepper corns.

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