April 19, 2010

Homemade Garam Masala

Can you imagine your pantry without the quitessential Garam Masala?? This magical spice certainly does impart that subtle flavor to any dish, making it the King of all spice blends.

While it is very convenient to buy Garam Masala from stores, there is nothing to beat the freshness of some good Homemade Garam Masala

Garam Masala

Every home would probably have its own version of Garam Masala. But the ingredients used are more or less the same.

Here's how to make some good Garam Masala

You Will Need:

  • 1/4 cup Coriander seeds/Dhaniya
  • 1/4 cup Cumin seeds/Jeera
  • 1 tbsp cloves/Laung
  • 1 tbsp black peppercorn
  • 1 1/2 tsp Black cumin seeds/Kala Jeera
  • 1/2 tsp Black/Green cardamom seeds
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks/Dalchini
  • 1/2 tsp ground mace
  • 4 bay leaves - crushed

Method:

  • In a large frying pan, heat all the spices over medium heat until they slightly change their color & release aroma. Turn off the stove & transfer the spices into another dish & allow them to cool completely.
  • Grind into a fine powder in a coffee grinder.
  • Store in air-tight container

Use in small amounts, at the end of cooking to add that special flavor. Do Not add huge amounts as it will over power all other flavors.

39 comments:

notyet100 said...

click is too good,thanks for the recipe

Ann said...

That picture is Just brilliant!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Lovely post for Garam Masala! I don't have a coffee grinder but I guess my heavy-duty blended would do just fine.
Did I mention that I love the blue strawberry in your profile. Nice!

Happy Cook said...

That is such a beautiful picture. Nothing better than homa made masalas.

Madhuri said...

Superb shots!!!

Shobana senthilkumar said...

I can feel the freshness....awesome pic.

Madhu said...

gorgeous click, home made are the best.

Kalyani said...

love the picture ... feel the smell of masala ........

Priya said...

Nothing will beat the home made masala powder, awesome click...very great post..

Kannada Cuisine said...

There is something about homemade garam masala that no packages stuff can beat!!! I love making my own. Yes, that little hint of spice makes all the difference. BTW beautiful picture :)

Sush said...

totally agree on the home made garam masala. Picture is nicely depicting the garam masala. Very nice!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

very nice!

Pavithra said...

Looks so good with gorgeous pictures...

M D said...

Hi Deesha, I am coming here for the first time and I really liked ur blog. You have good recipes with some great snaps too. Garam Masala pic looks amazing and is shot at best :)

sowmya's creative saga said...

good post..

Nandini said...

Gorgeous masala!

priya said...

perfect masala!..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Pretty pretty picture!

Priti said...

I make GM a whole lot diff way...will try our method...and as said...click is cool

Madhura Manoj said...

awesome click...

J said...

lovely click.. garam masala is staple ingredient in the kitchen

Laavanya said...

I love the picture! I've never made it at home.. am sure that it is much more fragrant.

Gulmohar said...

Great recipe...our version is slightly different...loved the click too :-)

Meena said...

beautiful pics and recipe is awesome!

Swathi said...

Nice recipe nice click too.

Cham said...

Cool pict and nothing beats the homemade masala!

Madhavi said...

Awesome click Deesha, and homemade garam masala rocks :))

Nags said...

never tried this at home!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Photography is great,home made has its very own advantages and way too better than the store bought!

Sushma Mallya said...

Beautiful pic, Home made one is always fresh and flavourful..

Suma Gandlur said...

That's a gorgeous picture.

Veggie Belly said...

I love this post! So often I open a box of my ground spices and think they smell to 'weak' and I must start grinding my own. Thanks for the inspiration! I will have whip out my new coffee grinder and try this :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Splendid, its a kitchen essential to many of us, thanks for sharing such a a useful recipe, picture is great:)

Parita said...

Fantastic pic dear! Stunning!

Usha said...

Lovely picture ! I am sure homemade tastes way better than store bought garam masala...

Indhu said...

fantastic picture... nothing beats homemade masala :)

Padhu said...

Nothing can beat home made masala . Lovely pics

Uma said...

nothing can beat homemade masalas. Looks so aromatic.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Lovely picture..