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Chapter: Condiments: Dry Rub/Spice Mix Recipes
Section: Garam Masala: Traditional
Recipe: Garam Masala

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Garam Masala
3 cinnamon sticks
2 tbsp cardamom seeds, removed from their pods
2 tbsp whole cloves
5 tbsp coriander seeds
4 tbsp black peppercorns

Crush the cinnamon sticks on a clean kitchen towel with a kitchen mallet
or the end of a rolling pin. Heat the spices in a 200 F oven for 15
minutes. Pulverize the mixture to a fine powder in an electric spice or
coffee grinder, or in a blender. Store the spices in an airtight jar or
self-sealing plastic bag. Yields about 1 1/2 cups.

Posted by Christine A Smith to rec.food.recipes, Mar 4, 1997
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