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Garam masala

Garam masala

Ingredients

For the garam masala
  • 1 tbsp cardamom seeds (if you can't buy the seeds then buy cardamom pods and shell them yourself)

  • 1 tsp black peppercorns

  • 1 tsp black cumin seeds (you can use regular cumin seeds if black aren't available)

  • 1 tsp whole cloves

  • 1/3 of a whole nutmeg (you can break a whole nutmeg by placing it on a cloth and bashing it with a meat mallet or rolling pin)

  • a medium stick of cinnamon, about 5-8cm/2-3 inches, broken up into 3-4 pieces

Preparation method

  1. Put all the ingredients in a clean coffee grinder or other spice grinder and grind as finely as possible.

  2. Store in a tightly lidded jar, away from heat and sunlight and use as needed.

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