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Garam Masala [Split from Los Angeles]

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Garam Masala [Split from Los Angeles]

suvro | Jul 26, 2011 04:22 PM

Garam masala varies quite a bit all over India - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garam_ma....

In Bengal we use cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and black pepper. Many others will leave out the black pepper, and in UP where my wife comes from they add coriander cumin to their garam masala mix! Sometimes I have seen recipes where they add star anise!

I prefer freshly made garam masala at home - which will last for quite a long time. Dry grind in a coffee grinder equal amounts of green cardamom, cinnamon (best to pulverize these into small pieces first in a mortar and pestle), cloves, and black pepper.

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