Saturday, June 4, 2011

Garam Masala

There is nothing like the taste and aroma of freshly made masala. It does magic to the vegetable. It does not take much time but the end result certainly has a difference. My Mother  would always make her own garam masala or curry powder. I  have her recipe,  I tweaked  it a bit - since I like it more spicy and the result was amazing....I just love the aroma and the spicy flavor. There are somethings that never change, and pass on thru generations, am glad I have inherited the love for cooking from her and the joy of entertaining. There is nothing more relaxing than cooking....and when I roast and grind any kind of masala or powder .... it is like aroma therapy !! I am sure a lot of you will relate to me.

Bye for now... am going to do some blog hoping...before I call it a day!! Hope you are all  are enjoying your weekend :)

Ingredients :

Coriander seeds : 4 tbsp
Cumin seed : 1 tbsp
Black pepper : 4-5 corns
Cardamom : few seeds
Cinnamon: 1/2 stick
Cloves: 2
Red chili : 3
Red chili for color ( kasmiri or byadgi): 2
Turmeric : 1/4 tsp

Roast the above in 1/2 tsp oil, putting in the red chili last. Let it cool and powder it semi fine...!! Enjoy the curry powder with your favorite vegetable or curry. Print Friendly and PDF


  1. I dont like buying ready made garam masala n I always prepare freshly made ones..

  2. Garam masala looks spicy and flavourful ... a little different from the usual but should give it a try ... Thanks for sharing:)

  3. Nothing will bea the homemade masala powder, wonderful garam masala..

  4. Looks so aromatic!!!! Fab clicks :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner


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