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garam-masala-2 recipe

Date:    Tue, 01 Nov 94 23:11:03 GMT
 From:    Anne Washburn (quaker@vnet.net)
 OK, now I am home and can provide the easy recipe for garam masala. It 
 comes from Jane Brody's Good Food Gourmet. 
 at p. 247: "You can prepare a reasonable garam masala by combining equal 
 amounts of cardamom, cumin, cinnamon, and coriander, and smaller amounts 
 of ground cloves and black pepper."
 She also provides a "real" recipe for it at p.546:
 4 1/2 t cumin seeds
 4 1/2 t coriander seeds
 2 t black peppercorns
 1 1 1/2-inch stick cinnamon, broken into small pieces
 1 1/2 t cardamom seeds (remove them from the pods)
 1/2 t whole cloves
 1. Heat a small heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ingredients, 
 and cook them, shaking the pan, for about 5 minutes or until the spices 
 are brown but not burned.
 2. Transfer the spices to a bowl, and let them cool. In a mortar with 
 pestle or in an electric coffee grinder or in a spice grinder, grind the 
 spices to a fine powder. Store the garam masala in an airtight jar.
 Makes about 1/3 cup.
 I have never bothered with the "real" recipe, but have just mixed in the 
 proportions given in the "easy" recipe, as needed. It's delicious for all 
 your garam needs!
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