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Garam Masala

By philipjallen (GoodFood Community)
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Dry roasted Garam Masala for use within Indian cooking.


  • 6 tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • 2 sticks of Cinnamon - Broken into mall pieces
  • 3 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 3 tbsp Pepper Corns
  • 1 tsp Cloves
  • 6 Cardamom Seeds - Removed from the pods
  • 3 Bay Leaves - Crushed
  • 2 Red Chili Peppers - Dried
  • 1/2 Nutmeg - Grated


  • STEP 1
    Heat a heavy frying pan. Do not use any oil!
  • STEP 2
    Place the coriander, cinnamon, cumin seeds, peppercorns and cloves in the pan and then dry roast until the ingredients are slightly browned and fragrant. Leave to cool.
  • STEP 3
    Crush ingredients using a mortar and pestle.
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