Garam Masala is a blend of ground spices used extensively in Indian cuisine seasoning. It is believed to have originated in Northern India. The word Garam masala consists of two words masala means “spices,” and garam means “hot”. To bring out more flavor and aroma, the spices for garam masala are usually roasted and then ground.
The powdered form is typically gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian. In Northern India, garam masala is typically in powder form, while in the southern part of our country, it is often formed into a paste with coconut milk, vinegar, or water. It is sometimes mixed with other seasonings as well. So, here is the aromatic, strong, intense and a really good recipe of homemade garam masala. Have a look:
Garam Masala Ingredients
½ cup cumin seeds or 63 grams cumin seeds
3 tablespoons coriander seeds (sabut dhania)
¼ cup fennel seeds (saunf) or 24 grams fennel seeds
2 tablespoon caraway seeds (shah jeera) or 9 grams caraway seeds
2 tablespoon mace (javitri) or 8 grams mace
10 cinnamon sticks (dalchini) – each of about 2 to 3 inches, 7 grams
2 tablespoon cloves (lavang) or 12 grams cloves
20 green cardamoms or 4 grams green cardamoms
6 black cardamoms or 4 grams black cardamoms
1 nutmeg (jaiphal)
10 tej patta (indian bay leaf) or 2 grams tej patta
2 tablespoon dry ginger powder (saunth) – optional
2 tablespoon black pepper or 20 grams black pepper
3 tablespoon rose petals (optional)
Garam Masala Recipe: Step By Step
1. Add 1/2 tsp of oil in a large heavy bottomed pan and slowly roast each spice until it releases the aroma and is hot to touch. Allow all the roasted spiced to cool on a large plate.
2. Grind the roasted spices in batches to make a fine powder.
3. Sift the ground spice blend and grind any coarse spices.
4. Finally, store the garam masala powder in an airtight jar and use it to add aroma and flavour to your cuisines.
Nutrition Value of Garam Masala
|Value Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Calories from Fat||9|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||1mg||67%|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||1mg||59%|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||1mg||5%|
|Vitamin B9 (Folate)||1µg||0%|
* Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet and Nutrition value is a rough estimate for 1 teaspoon of Garam Masala.
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