Friday, 19 April 2013

Garam Masala Powder

A beautiful mixture of several spices that perk up every dish.A simple powder that lets you know that an Indian family stays in a building ;).Many times when Hubby & I go for a stroll just the aroma of a dish cooked with this powder would make us smile at each other & we'd say ' that's for sure an Indian'. Every family would have its own recipe for this powder and it definitely adds a unique flavor to the dish.I prefer making this at home as it definitely tastes and smells better than the store bought ones.I find that sometimes sprinkling a pinch on a dish just before serving makes it very aromatic & tempting.Well ,how many times have we tried out dishes just because they smell great :) There are many versions of this powder,this is just the way I make it.I usually make it in small batches so that the aroma stays intact !

Ingredients:
Cardamoms - 20
Cloves - 20
Bay leaves - 3 big
Star Anise - 7-8
Mace/Javitri - 7 - 8 pieces
Cinnamon - 3 big sticks
Fennel seeds - 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tbsp
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Poppy Seeds - 1 tbsp
Whole Pepper Corns - 2 tsp
Dry Ginger Powder - 1 tsp or Dry ginger(chukku) - a small piece

Method:
-Dry roast all the Ingredients together on a low flame for 8 - 10 minutes or until they turn a little crisp & a shade dark.Be careful to not burn any of the spices.
-Grind in a blender to a fine powder.Store in an airtight container.Stays good for 2 months.

12 comments:

  1. quite aromatic and flavorful masala.adding ginger is new to me.cannot stop wondering the smell of masala.

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  2. First time here you have a awesome space...happy following you when free drop into my space

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  3. I'm pretty much used to buying it from supermarket. But I must agree, anything prepared at home, has its brand value. Love it.

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    1. True homemade's always the best !

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  4. Awesome flavours... Home made is the best Reni :-)

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  5. Mmmmmm.....I can almost smell the Garam masala!!! Lovely pics!!

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  6. Awesome ..I want to try this in home.. spicy

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