Garam Masala-Maharastra Style Recipe

  • 4 dried whole Chili pods
  • 2 tblsp Sesame seeds (Til)
  • 11/2 tblsp Green Pepper corns
  • 11/2 tblsp White Pepper corns
  • 1/4th cup whole Cloves (Lavang)
  • 3-4 Cinnamon (Tuj/Dalchini)
  • 22 Black Cardamom pods (Elaichi)
  • 2/3rd cup Cumin Seed (Jeera)
  • 1/4th cup Coriander Seed (Dhania)
  • 2 Bay Leaf (Tej Patta)
  • 1 tsp ground Ginger (Adrak)
  • 1 tblsp Ground Nutmeg (Jaiphal)
How to make garam masala-maharastra style:
  1. Roast all ingredients in a dry pan (preferably non-stick) and heat over a very low fire, shaking the pan time to time.
  2. When the spices give off the fragrance allow to cool slightly.
  3. Then grind finely in an electric grinder.
  4. If electric grinder is not available, grind by hand and press through a fine sieve afterwards.
  5. Store it in an airtight container for upto 3 months.
  6. Make sure you always close the lid tightly after use.