Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Did you know?

Garam Masala, a popular ingredient in Indian Cuisine, means 'hot mixture'.  It is not a spice but a combination of spices, however there is no set combination for garam masala and the ingredients/spices can vary depending on the region in which it is made.  

The spices most commonly found in garam masala include
  • black and white peppercorns
  • cloves
  • cumin
  • cardamon
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • star anise
  • coriander seeds

Many families and spice merchants spend generations perfecting their garam masala and the exact recipe is always kept secret.  

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