Jul 8, 2011

Home made garam masala

     I usually buy a variety of garam masalas (Indian spices) and use them alternatively for a different taste.For instance , I like to use subji masala ,goda masala or kitchen king masala for different dry vegetable curries or maybe tandoori masala for paneer or tofu based gravies. And lately I have started making my own garam masala adding my touch and it really goes well with many dishes. Somehow I love the taste and flavour of home made garam masalas rather than the store bought ones. So here goes my recipe.
how to make garam masala at home

Bay leaves-  5 to 6 leaves (tear to small pieces with a pair of scissors)
Cinnamon- 2-3 sticks (Break to small pieces
Cardamom pods- 1tbsp (Green and black)
Star anise- 2-3 numbers(break into smaller sized pieces.)
Whole peppercorns- 1tsp
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Fennel seeds- 1tsp
Coriander seeds-1tbsp

   Combine everything together and grind it to a fine powder in a mixer.
In case the ingredients are not freshly bought,and you have been storing it for quite sometime in your kitchen pantry, then toast them lightly in a pan before grinding them.


Prathibha said...

Nothing beats the freshly home made garam masala,I too make mine at home but I still keep all the other masalas u mentioned in my pantry all time..:)


Sure it gives a lot of difference to the dishes we prepare with home made masala,wish I could get some from you :)

LG said...

home made garam masala is the best!!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Yum, nothing better than home made :)

aipi said...

Anything homemade is unbeatable , I always use my homemade masalas ~ the aroma/taste is far better than the store bought ones ~ liked your version :)
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Apu said...

Its always wonderful to amke masalas at home - the difference between home made and store bought garam masala is great. Always make mine at home:)

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