One of my favorite grain dishes incorporates garam masala, an exotic blend of warm spices, such as cinnamon, cloves, coriander, and cardamon. This exotic spice blend is used in the colder regions of northern India to accent grains and vegetables. Serve this dish cold or at room temperature as a salad, or warm as a side dish.
Instead of getting a store-bought version, make your own spice blend using this garam masala recipe.
Game plan: The salad will keep for 2 days, covered and refrigerated.