Garam Masala / Indian Spice Mixture will definitely enhance the flavors of any kind of curry or vegetables .Best option to store bought ones.
Indian cooking is famous for nice aromatic spices which is a must to enhance the flavors of curry or vegetables .Whenever you visit Indian restaurants, you will notice that the fragrances can’t just control your hunger any more.
Garam masala is a spice mixture which gives extra flavor and aroma to the food we prepare. Whether it is vegetarian or non vegetarian. Though you get ready made garam masala in market, I always prefer to prepare it at home , because homemade masala is fresh with extra fragrance. I learnt how to prepare this masala from my mom . I usually keep garam masala ready in my pantry and whenever cook something Indian, I just sprinkle a little over my food. I just love the smell of it.
Today, I wanted to prepare Goat curry and ran out of my garam masala. I thought, I had it stored but completely forgot about it. It was almost lunch time and I didn’t wanted to run to Indian Store to buy it. So , prepared it at home and thought of putting it here on my blog for your reference. It is very easy and quick to prepare. Just make sure that while roasting the spices, the flame should be medium. Better if it is low , because if the spices burn, then the whole fun is gone to prepare it at home.
So let’s see what all ingredients or spices are required to make this spice powder.
Preparation time: 15 Minutes
Yields: 1 Cup
- 10-12 Dry Red Chilies
- 1/2 Cup Dhania/Coriander Seeds
- 1 Tablespoon Fennel Seeds
- 4 Chakra Phool/Star Anise
- 1/2 Tablespoon Laung/Cloves
- 1 Tablespoon Kali Mirch/Black pepper
- 1/2 Tablespoon Jeera/Cumin Seeds
- 2 Black Elaichi/ Cardamom
- 5-6 Green Elaichi/Cardamom
- 2-3 Sticks Dalchini/Cinnamon
Dry roast all the mentioned ingredients on a skillet on medium heat until they are nicely fragrant.
Once you get nice aroma coming out, switch off the heat and let the spices cool down for about 10 minutes.
Grind them to fine powder and store in airtight container.
This masala or spice powder remains good for many months and you can use it in any Indian gravy or vegetables. Gives food nice aroma.
Today, I made Goat curry and used this garam masala and the whole house was so fragrant .