Garam Masala

Oxmoor House
1/2 cup


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3 tablespoons cumin seeds
2 tablespoons coriander seeds
1 tablespoon cardamom seeds
1 tablespoon peppercorns
1 1/2 teaspoons whole cloves
2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks, crushed
3 bay leaves, crumbled
1 1/2 teaspoons ground mace


Combine first 7 ingredients in a small skillet. Cook over medium-high heat 3 minutes or until seeds are lightly browned, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; let cool completely.

Place mixture in container of an electric blender or food processor; cover and process until ground. Stir in mace. Store in an airtight container. Stir well before each use. Use in Indian dishes, pilafs, and meat dishes.

Created date

March 2004