Garam Masala Powder
Homemade garam masala powder blend to enhance the aroma and taste of the dishes.
- Coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
- Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
- Cloves - 1 tsp
- Cardamom - 10 nos
- Cinnamon - 2 inch stick
- Bay leaves - 2
- Black pepper corns - 1 tsp
- Whole dry red chillies - 4 to 5
Stovetop method: Heat a pan and dry roast each ingredient separately one after the other till the spices become fragrant.
Transfer to a bowl and let it cool completely. Transfer to a mixer jar or coffee grinder and powder coarsely.
Microwave method: Spread the ingredients all over the glass turntable evenly. Microwave at high for 1 min. After it finishes cooking, do not open the MW oven door immediately.
This way the spices will keep getting roasted in the heat without getting burnt. Transfer to a plate after 4 or 5 mins and let it cool to room temperature. Transfer to a mixer jar or coffee grinder and powder coarsely.
Transfer the garam masala powder to an airtight jar and use as required.