Friday, May 18, 2012

Garam Masala - A spicy blend made from scratch

Garam masala is a must-have spice powder for most of the Indian recipes.We can get it in almost all indian stores. But using fresh ingredients adds more flavor to the dish.

Making garam masala from scratch is very easy and it is very rich in flavor than the ones we buy in store.

So, here is the recipe for making garam masala from scratch.

Ingredients for the masala  

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1 small piece of cinnamon stick
  • 4 pieces of cloves
  • 1 small dried bay leaf 

Take a food processor / coffee grinder and grind the above spices into a fine powder.

Combine the garam masala with salt and red chili powder  to any dish and make it more flavorful.

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