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Monday, March 26, 2012

Garam Masala Powder Recipe - Homemade Garam Masala

Homemade Garam Masala Powder Recipe
I wanted to make garam masala powder since the day I started to make homemade podis.All these days I bought garam masala from shops and last week when I was browsing ammas cookbook saw this recipe and instantly tried it. Each one have their own version of garam masala powder and here is mine :) Have already started using it in curries and gravies, it is so flavourful and said to myself no more store bought ones hereafter :)

Homemade Garam Masala Powder Recipe
We had an eventful and kind of hectic weekend...We attended a friends marriage and then had to back by yesterday noon to attend mittus annual day and graduation ceremony.Spent the most beautiful evening yesterday.... Seeing the tiny tot perform at her annual day and graduating from playschool...the moments were priceless!! :)

Homemade Garam Masala Powder Recipe

Garam Masala Powder Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Makes : 1 cup
Recipe Category: Homemade | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Coriander seeds - 1/2 cup
Fennel Seeds -1/4 cup
Cumin seeds - 1/8 cup
Cardamom - 4
Cinnamon - 2 inch piece
Cloves - 1 tsp
Pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
Red Chillies - 2
Staranise - 1
Nutmeg - 1 small
Note : I havent used salt here, but if you prefer add it at the final stage give a quick grind and then store.

Method:

  1. Measure and make all the ingredients ready. Dry roast all the ingredients till golden brown or till nice aroma rises.You can also dry roast the ingredients separately, this way we can have control over burning.
    How to make garam masala powder - Step1
  2. Now separate the cardamom and remove the outer skin, combine with other ingrdients. Cool down completely then grind it to a fine powder, cool down and store in an airtight container.
    How to make garam masala powder - Step2
Homemade podis are always flavourful and good as they are minus the preservatives and it gives a contentment of making it all by urself at home. :)
Garam Masala Powder Recipe

My Notes:

  • Make sure you cool down completely after roasting else it will form lumps while grinding.
  • You can grind it to a very fine powder or mild corase like what I'v done.
  • Amma says slightly corase gives a nice flavour than the very fine one.
  • I'v given the cup measures as I dont hve a proper gadget to measure in grams.
  • For the above measurement, it yields 1 cup which is 250ml.
Homemade Garam Masala Powder Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

39 comments:

  1. Home made garam masala will surely be flavorful and healthy too as u said.Nice one.

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  2. What is the hindi name for sombu?

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  3. @Anon : Not sure of the hindi name.....its fennel seeds in english

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  4. Since I grown up watching my mom preparing garam masala @home, never gotta thought of buying market product.
    Beautiful clicks…

    I would appreciate if you visit my space. :)
    Thanks.

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  5. nice and flavourful masala.
    fennel seeds are called saunf in hindi
    Anjana

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  6. wow..that looks so flavourful

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  7. You are so rite we all have our own version ..this looks gud

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  8. I always rely on home made aromatic garam masala..nothing beats the home made ones

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  9. Loved your version of garam masala. The clicks are amazing as usual :)

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  10. Hindi name for sombu is Saunf

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  11. Home made masala is always better.. I make mine at home too.. in India I add one more ingredient, which is dry rose petals.here we don't find the real pink roses.

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  12. my mom in law made a fresh batch for me the last time i was in india..i used it sparely because i dint want it to get over soon, but i now realised that it is so over powering n i need to use very very little. love the pics

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  13. wat an useful recipe ! already bookmarked!

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  14. Homemade masalas are way flavorful always. Excellent pics of garam masala powder. It has a very distinctive aroma.

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  15. I use this combination only for nonveg looks wonderful

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  16. Useful post..thanks for sharing.

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  17. I ve also started preparing home made masalas.. More reliable and healthy then any store bought ones..

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  18. Nothing like homemade masalas! Very pretty pics.

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  19. Homemade powders are always the best !! Lovely pics !!

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  20. i make a similar garam masala at home. nice pics as always.

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  21. thats a lovely click and a very useful post sharmi.. inspired by you and raks , i have also started a foodie blog, pls try to visit and share your expert comment http://pachanti.blogspot.com

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  22. Wow.....whic is ur moms blog??
    Ramyavenkatesh
    Kuwait

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  23. A homemade garam masala is the perfect one. Loved this preparation.

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  24. Nice clicks of spices Sharmi... I can smell the wonderdul aroma of the garam masala here. perfectly done.

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  25. from a lover of india cuisine in france what is elachi, merci

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  26. @Anon : It is indianised named for cardamom :)

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  27. Home made and amma made is the best.

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  28. 1/8 th cup equivalent to how many teaspoons ? Pls reply

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  29. @sarala : 1/8th cup = half of 1/4th cup...hope this helps!

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  30. Sharmi just prepared this garam masala now:)it is so flavourful ...thanks for sharing...byw,how long we can keep it n use? ,

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    1. You can use it for 5-6 months...I usually dont refrigerate just keep it outside,but if you prefer you can refrigerate it for longer shelf life.

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  31. Hi Sharmilee..I have just started cooking without even knowing basics such as how to boil potatoes or what it means if you roast or dry roast :-p all through my life. You have been of great help (though great is a very very small word). Thank you very much. Prayers for you from the bottom of my heart whenever my family praises of me for each of those dishes posted by you. Thanks a lot. I mean it.

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  32. Sharmi , all your cup measurements are, 1 cup = 250 ml ah?

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