Homemade garam masala


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About this recipe: Sure, you can buy it in any shop, but there's something special about making your own garam masala. Use in all your favourite curries and Indian recipes.

manju Geneve, Switzerland

Serves: 30 

  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 1 tsp whole black peppercorns
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • 1/2 tsp mace
  • 1 (5cm) piece cinnamon
  • 10 bay leaves

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 230 C / Gas 8.
  2. Crush nutmeg into small pieces (you can use a knife, but carefully). Toss with the remaining ingredients, and scatter on a swiss roll tin. Place in the oven and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until fragrant (watch carefully so it doesn't burn). Remove from the oven and let cool.
  3. Place all of the spices in a food processor or spice grinder and grind to a fine powder. Store in an airtight container.

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