Garam Masala

Garam Masala

Some spice mixes can be pricey, so make your own instead. In 20 minutes, this flavorful concoction will be ready to add an exotic touch to your meal.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

20

Minutes

Makes

 

About 1/2 cup

5
black cardamom pods
2
tablespoons coriander seeds
2
teaspoons cumin seeds
1
teaspoon whole cloves
1
teaspoon black peppercorns
1/2
teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
6
cinnamon sticks, broken into pieces
6
bay leaves
  1. Heat 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat; add cardamom pods. Cook 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Press each pod between your thumb and forefinger to crack open; discard husks and reserve seeds.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to skillet. Cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until cumin seeds turn brown and mixture is very fragrant. Transfer to glass dish; cool.
  3. In spice grinder or clean coffee grinder, place spice mixture and reserved cardamom seeds. Grind 30 to 40 seconds or until spices are finely ground. Store in tightly sealed jar away from heat and light up to 3 months.
Makes About 1/2 cup
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Garam Masala is an aromatic mixture of spices that originated in India and is known for warming the body. Use it sparingly as a garnish to flavor cooked meats and vegetables, or add toward the end of cooking time, but don’t cook it too long, or it will become bitter.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Teaspoon)
  • Calories 0
    • (Calories from Fat 0),
  • Total Fat 0g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 0mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 0g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges: FreeCarbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.