11 Mar 2008
Garam masala powder Ingredients
Cloves / Karayampoo / Gramboo 2 Tbsp
Cardamoms / Elakka 20 (with the light green color outer cover )
Cinnamon / Karuvappatta 2 " pieces 10
Pepper corns / Kurumulaku 2 tsp
Fennel seeds / Perumjeerakam 1 tsp
Black Cardamoms 10 (with the black outer cover)
Bay leaves / Tejappatta 6
Nutmeg / Jaathikka 1
Star anise / Thakkolam 6
Dry roast all the ingredients together in a heated pan.If the spices are enough hot to touch with your hands, then remove it from the fire. No need to roast for long. Powder them together when it is little warm. Keep in an air tight container.
If you don't like, no need to add pepper corns and fennel seeds in this preparation. And if a recipe asks for pepper powder or fennel seeds powder with garam masala, you can add it according to the recipe, since this powder contains only less quantity of them and won't have that much effect.