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Garam Masala Spice Blend

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"I am always buying garam masala and it is very expensive, so finally I found this recipe. It is much less expensive than buying the premade product."
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17 m servings 8
Original recipe yields 20 servings (0 cup)


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  1. Combine the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cardamom seeds, peppercorns, fennel seeds, mustard seeds, cloves, and red chile peppers in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Toast until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  2. Grind the toasted spices in a clean coffee grinder or spice mill to a fine powder. Spoon in the turmeric, and process to combine. Use immediately, or store in a sealed jar for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 8 calories; 0.3 1.4 0.3 0 1 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This is better than the stuff I buy at the market, Thanks!

Most helpful critical review

Garam Masala is one of those things where its much cheaper to buy it ready made and its pretty much perfect. By the time you've stocked those other things which you wont be using for much else ...

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This is better than the stuff I buy at the market, Thanks!

Wow...I am from Yakima in Las Vegas! I knew that I had to try cooking something with this delectable concoction. My husband and I love curries of any kind so this was the next logica...

I love the fragrance of this mixture while you're grinding it. I don't prepare Indian dishes as often as I'd like, but having this blend ready will make it easier.

This was a great blend for Garam Masala (warming spice). I used it in an Indian Spice Rub and for making my Curry Powder blend. I did this recipe as a part of the Western Region's Faceless Fre...

This is just right. I sift mine through a screen to get out some of the big stuff and the coriander seed husks.

A good recipe, nice and flavourful, but needs some work. I think it was quite heavy on the coriander seed. It overpowered all other flavours in my final dish. The turmeric was a little heavy too...

I make this same blend from a recipe I got from an Indian Cook Book around 20-25 years ago. I always have these spices on hand and I'm sure I have saved quite a sum of money. I do however keep...

Bought my spices in the bulk section of my local market, doubled the recipe. Ended up with about 3/4 C by volume or 5 oz by weight for a cost of $15.25. Not sure if this is a cost savings or ...

This came out delicious. I made it pan fried on pork chops- cast iron skillet. As an intermediate chef, I could use better notation like capital T for tablespoon- I missed it when it turned to...