All Easy Recipes. Cook all that you can cook. Garam Masala
Indian cooks seem to know more about the use of spices than just about anybody. The following spice blend can be found in a thousand variations, as every Indian family has its own. It will work well for your Indian cooking.

What You Need:            (To Make: about 2 cups)
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  • cup coriander seeds
  • cup cinnamon stick pieces
  • cup black peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • cup cumin seeds
  • 3 tablespoons whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 3 teaspoons cardamom seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • teaspoon ground or freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes

  • How To Cook:
    1. Place all of the spices, except the turmeric, nutmeg, and red pepper flakes, on a baking sheet. Bake at 275F for 10 minutes, or until all smell fragrant.

    2. Place in a food processor and grind as fine as you can. You may have to break up the cinnamon stick pieces by hand.

    3. Then add ALL the ingredients to a food blender and grind away. Moving the spices from a food processor to a blender will allow you to get a finer grind.

    4. Store in a sealed glass jar.

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