Learn how to make Homemade Garam Masala recipe with step by step pictures. Easy Garam Masala recipe, a magic spice powder made with basic Indian spices to jazz up your curries/gravies.
Course: Back to Basics
Keyword: Back to Basics, Spice Powders
Servings: 1100gm Jar
Thick Bottomed Kadai/Heavy Pan
1 cup = 250ml, 1 tbsp = 15ml, 1 tsp = 5ml
8Dry Bay Leaves
In a thick bottomed kadai/pan, dry roast 4 tbsp cumin seeds and 2tbsp coriander seeds until they are fragrant for about 4-5 minutes. Remove onto a plate to cool down.
In the same pan, add rest of the aromatic spices – 8 Dry Bay Leaves, 10-12 Green Cardamoms, 4 Black Cardamoms, 3 Cinnamon Sticks, 4 Mace Flowers, 1/2 Nutmeg, 3 Star Anise and 1 tbsp Cloves. Dry roast for about 4-5 mins on low flame. Remove from heat.
In the same pan, add 1 tbsp Fennel Seeds, 2 tbsp Shahi Jeera and 2 tsp Black Peppercorns. Dry roast for about 2 mins.
Let all the roasted spices come to room temperature.
Add them to a blender and grind into a smooth powder.
Cool on a plate or newspaper before transferring to an airtight container. It is optional to sieve the powder to remove any coarse particles.
Store at room temperature in air tight container, use a clean dry spoon. Add it to your favorite curries/gravies as recipe suggests.
Recipe measurement for spices are suggestive and can be adjusted as per personal preference.
Garam masala is usually added towards the end of the recipe to keep the aromatics fresh and to enhance the flavor.
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