RECIPES

Garam masala

Garam masala

Ingredients

For the garam masala

  • 1 tbsp cardamom seeds (if you can't buy the seeds then buy cardamom pods and shell them yourself)
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp black cumin seeds (you can use regular cumin seeds if black aren't available)
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • 1/3 of a whole nutmeg (you can break a whole nutmeg by placing it on a cloth and bashing it with a meat mallet or rolling pin)
  • a medium stick of cinnamon, about 5-8cm/2-3 inches, broken up into 3-4 pieces