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Homemade garam masala

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

Ingredients
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

Method
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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