Garam Masala is a mixture/blend of spices.
This mixture can be a family recipe or a standard one that you can buy in an Indian Market.
Recently many Middle eastern Markets carry Indian grocery. Garam Masala is sold in the market in small Packets or boxes. Generally Garam Masala contain following ingredients.
Mustard seeds, Cloves, Cinnamon, Dry red Chilies,Corainder seeds, Cumin seeds, Kalonji, Star Anice and more.
I was browsing through the Grocery store and I found-pickling spice mix in a packet. I brought it home, took out Bay leaves, added Coriander seeds and Cumin seeds.
The mixture was about 6 Oz. I added 2 Tablespoons of each Coriander seeds and Cumin seeds. Ground them in the Coffee grinder and I have perfect Garam Masala.
This mixture is very Hot and Spicy and you may need to aquire the taste. Use it a little first .
The shelf life of this Masala is long. Experiment it. Use it in Daals, Curries, Chicken Tika, Paneer Tika, and Vegetables. Garam Masala may vary from Family to Family -many people buy the packet mix to save time. The aroma fills the home even if used very little.
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