Sunday, November 10, 2013

Garam Masala Powder

#GaramMasalaPowder : I rarely use garam masala powder in any of my recipes. My daughter asked me to prepare and parcel home made garam masala powder. So I googled and found the ingredients at http://www.rakskitchen.net/2012/11/garam-masala-powder-recipe.html. I found all the ingredients accordingly and here is how I made the powder. In addition to given ingredients, I took a table spoon of cumin seeds and cinnamon powder.

garam masala powder

Ingredients :
Coriander seeds                     : 1/4 cup
Fennel seeds                          : 1 Tbsp
Cumin seeds                          : 1 Tbsp
Pepper                                  : 2 Tbsp
Cardamom                            : 2 Tbsp
Cloves                                  : 2 Tbsp
Cinnamon Powder                 : 1 Tbsp
Cinnamon Sticks                    : 3
Nutmeg                                : 1/2
Star Anise                             : 4
Bay leaves                             : 4


Method :
Keep a kadai on slow flame.
First dry roast coriander seeds.


When nice aroma comes out of coriander seeds transfer to a plate.
Now roast all other ingredients one by one for few minutes.


Transfer on to the plate.
Allow to come to room temperature.
Grind all the ingredients in a mixer grinder and add cinnamon powder also.
Mix well.
Sieve through a colander and store in an airtight container/bottle.
You wont believe whole house is filled with garam masala smell.
It smells better than what we usually get from market.

garam masala powder