Be inspired by ♥ Garam Masala

Garam masala is an aromatic blend of spices which may be used whole or ground to a fine powder. (Curry) This recipe is my own, and so could be called Tandy Masala. You can tweak it and adjust it to your own taste but some ingredients are essential.

"Garam Masala"

Garam Masala

Garam Masala
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cinnamon quills
  • 2 blades mace
  • 10 cardamom pods crushed
  • 30mls coriander seeds
  • 10mls cloves
  • 15mls cumin seeds
  • 15mls black peppercorns
  • 15mls fennel seeds
  • 2 bay leaves *
  • 1 dried red chilli *
  • 15mls allspice berries *
  • 15mls ground turmeric *
  • 5mls ground nutmeg
  • 15mls dried rose petals
Method
  1. add all the spices to a dry frying pan on a low heat
  2. shake the pan as they start to crackle
  3. when you can smell the spices remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool
  4. grind the spices in a spice grinder or with a pestle and mortar until you have the desired consistency
My Notes
* these are my own additions

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Recipe For Garam Masala — 22 Comments

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  9. Hmm, I can almost smell the wonderful aromas and I love the idea of rose petals.
    🙂 Mandy

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    • the rose petals make it something special – hope you had a great holiday 🙂

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      • The trip was quite busy with rushing between Jo’burg, PE and Plett and back again in 10 days! So much and so little has changed in the 2 years since being here in Mauritius – strange.

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        • it is always busy coming home 🙂

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  10. One of my favourites ever Tandy…will try this for sure. Cool enough here, might have curry tonight too! Thanks for the recipe oxo

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    • I love the scent of this masala – hope you were not rained away – I have been watching SKY news non stop xox

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  11. This sounds wonderful! I normally get my masala made by one of my Hindu or Muslim friends as so many of the factory produced ones have got no omph!

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    • that is the best way to get it made – however, I have never thought to ask my Muslim friends to do this for me. I will be posting ‘my’ curry powder recipe which is from our Muslim friend.

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  12. Oh Tandy this must just smell deeeeeeeeeeeeee-vine when you are roasting and grinding them. I shall definately give this a go and make some fab curry to put it in. Have a wonderful wednesday xxx Hugx to Patch xxx jan

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    • it makes the house smell like a souk – thanks for the hugs xox

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  13. THANK YOU FOR THIS RECIPE. I have been meaning to try my hand at making this from scratch for ages – you’ve just given me the push!
    Robyn x

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    • great Robyn – it is so much better home made for sure xox

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  14. Chilly here today, perfect weather for a curry!

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    • it has been so windy here – heat wave coming back 🙂

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