Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Garam Masala Powder - My Version!

Sharada, this is for you!




Black cardamom

Star Anise/Annasi poo
Maraati Moggu



Ceylon Cinnamon

Bay Leaf
Will get the name of the ingredient, shortly! (This is also optional)



Pepper/Milagu/Kaali mirch

Cumin seeds/Jeera/Jeeragam

Coriander seeds/dhania

1.  25 gms. Japatri
2.  10 gms. Black cardamom (optional)
3.  25 gms. Star Anise
4.  25 gms. Maraati moggu
5.  25 gms. Shahjeera
6.  10 gms. Cinnamon
7.  10 gms. Ceylon cinnamon
8.  25 gms. Bay leaf
9.  1 tbs. cloves
10. 10 Cardamom pods
11. 50 gms. Pepper
12. 10 gms. Jeera
13. 25 gms. Dhania
14. 1/2 Nutmeg/Jaadhikkaai(Optional)


Dry roast - as far as possible - one by one, at least the thick ingredient, so that it gets powdered finely in the mixer.  Yes, powder everything together and that's it! Every ingredient has got its own flavour.  So, use most of the above ingredients as much as possible.

If you think that you don't need this much powder, take 50% of the ingredients and grind.  Keep the rest of the remaining ingredients in an airtight container.

Keep the powder too, in an air-tight container.  This powder is quite strong, so 1 tsp. for 1 litre subzi is enough.  After using it once or twice, you can increase/reduce the quantity, according to your taste.


radha said...

How flavourful! I do not know if I have the patience to make it at home. Will try some day

Sandhya said...

RADHA: I still have got one son at home to cook well, so I do it at home!

I make, distribute half the quantity to my relatives and keep the rest for 4 - 6 months...the flavour stays! I don't like Evererst or other masalas which are too mild!

SM said...

nice post
garam masala its a must for every Indian kitchen

காதல் வேதாந்தி said...

i found it for you
it is kalpaasi i guess

Sandhya said...

Kaadal vedaanthi: Welcome to my blog! Thank you!

வை.கோபாலகிருஷ்ணன் said...

Garam Masala Powder -

Your Version!

is Superb.

Madam, a small request:

Kindly arrange to remove the "word verification" from all your three Blogs, which gives strain & pain while offering our comments.


अर्शिया अली said...

लवली पोस्‍ट।

ईद की दिली मुबारकबाद।
हर अदा पर निसार हो जाएँ...

Sandhya said...

Vai.Gopalakrishnan: Welcome to my blog! Thanks for the complement.

I will ask my son to check the verification point, Sir. Thank you.

Arshia Ali: Welcome to my blog, Arshia!

Thanks for the complement.

Eid mubarak aapko bhi! Be happy always!

Irfanuddin said...

i am giving this ingredients list to my wife, let's see how how it comes out.....i am sure it's aroma must be inviting one.

Sandhya said...

IRFANUDDIN: Waiting for the result!

Please tell her that this type of garam masala will be strong. So instead of 2 tsp. Everest garam masala, half tsp. of this powder will give more flavour (for 1 litre of subji!. Let her try 2-3 times so that she will get used to the flvour and then tell me. That might be useful for others who will be using this! My friends and relatives use this and they now know how much powder to add.

Thank you, Irfan!

Shilpa Garg said...

I use all the ingredients you mentioned except Maraati moggu... what's that??

Sandhya said...

SHILPA GARG: Welcome here, Shilpa!

My mother used to add this spice. I don't know the exact character of this one. So, I would say, maraathi moggu is maraathi moggu!

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