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Garam Masala

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Prep: 30 minutes Cook: 5 minutes

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Dry roasted Garam Masala for use within Indian cooking.

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  • 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


  1. Heat a heavy frying pan. Do not use any oil!

  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.

  3. Crush ingredients using a mortar and pestle.

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