Hot Spice Mix
Garam masala translates to hot spices (to warm the
body). It is
actually a mixture of ground sweet spices. It's usually
added to a
dish just before serving.
4 tbs coriander seeds
2 tbs cumin seeds
2 tbs black pepper corns
2 tsp cardamom seeds
1 tsp whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks, 2 inches long
Dry-roast each of the spices separately in a heavy cast-iron
frying pan. After putting each spice into the pan,
shake the pan
until the spice turns a couple of shades darker or gives
fresh-roasted aroma. When all of the spices are roasted,
them together to a fine powder in an electric coffee
Store in an airtight jar.
Preparation and cooking time: 15 min.
Hint: For a change, dry-roast and grind the same amounts
cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon as in the previous recipe,
add half a nutmeg kernel, finely grated.