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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.

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

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

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 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.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

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.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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

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