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:
Grind coriander and cumin. Clean grinder (if using a coffee mill)
by grinding white rice.
- 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 rest of spices; sift through a fine screen and grind the
teaspoon of leftovers once more. Sift and discard the pinch that's
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