Let's say you are making coffee for a group of 10 people. You ask them how they take their coffee, there will be at least 5 different answers.
Same goes with the recipe of Garam Masala. There are many different recipes for this varying in some of the additional spices depending on which state of India the recipe came from. What I have listed is the basic Garam Masala recipe. It is so easy that I don't see why people should buy the packet of already powdered one. I really don't.
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Adapted from - 660 Curries
Dried Bay leaves - 4
Coriander Seeds - 2 TBSP
Black Pepper corns - 1 TBSP
Cumin Seeds - 1 TBSP
Black Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Green Cardamom - 6
Black Cardamom - 2
Cinnamon Sticks - 2 sticks (3")
Powder all the ingredients in a spice blender or mortar and pestle. Mix well and store in an air tight container and use within 3 months. Makes about 1/3 cup or 6 TBSP.
Happy Friday everyone.