*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                                GARAM MASALA
 
 Recipe By     : BH&G (Hot & Spicy) & 'Round the World
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Spices, Relishes & Spreads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      teaspoons     whole black peppercorns
    2      teaspoons     cumin seeds
    1 1/2  teaspoons     coriander seeds
    1      teaspoon      fennel seeds
      3/4  teaspoon      whole cloves
      1/2  teaspoon      cardamom seeds (without pods)
    1      stick         cinnamon -- broken
 
 Preheat oven to 275F degrees. Combine spices on pizza pan or cookies sheet;
 bake for about 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
 
 In a blender container place roasted spices; cover and blend to a fine
 powder.  Store in an airtight container in a cool dry  place.  Makes about
 1/4 cup.
 
 Note:  To make Homemade Garam Masala from ground spices, mix 1 tablespoon
 ground coriander, 2 teaspoons black pepper, 2 teaspoons ground cardamom, 1
 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon ground cloves.  Makes about 1/4 cup.
 
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 NOTES : Garam Masala is an essential seasoning in the cuisine of Northern
 India.  The aromatic spices in this variable blend are those that the Indians
 say heat the the body.  Add it sparingly, ususally toward the end of cooking.
  Through grinding your own garam masala gives the freshest flavor, you also
 can purchase it at Asian markets or mix spices that are already ground.