A friend sent along a recipe for Garam Masala and I’m posting it here so I don’t lose it.
- 1 tbsp cardamom seeds
- 1 2″ long cinnamon stick
- 1 tsp black cumin (shahjeera)
- 1 tsp cloves
- 1 tsp black peppercorns
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp dried coriander seeds
- 1/2 tsp mace powder (javantari)
- 1 piece star anise
- 1 long bay leaf
Roast all the above spices lightly on low-flame for about 2 mins. Now powder them in a clean, dry spice grinder until smooth. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.