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Vegan Indian Recipes - Chutneys, Relishes and Spices
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TJ's Garam Masala
from TJ

Garam Masala translates to something like 'warming' or 'Warm' spice blend, and here are two recipes, one for a large batch, and one for a small ready-to-use batch:

  • 2 c coriander seeds
  • 1 c cumin seeds
  • 5 ts whole black pepper
  • 3 ts whole clove; heaping
  • 8 green cardamom pods
  • cinnamon stick; 7.5 cm, thick
  • 1 ts ajwain seeds; a bit less
Grind coriander and cumin. Clean grinder (if using a coffee mill) by grinding white rice.

Grind rest of spices; sift through a fine screen and grind the teaspoon of leftovers once more. Sift and discard the pinch that's left.

The coffee grinder can be cleaned using the white rice method once again. Mix all the ingredients well, seal tightly in a jar and keep in the freezer.

This will last at least 6 months if your sealing technique is good.