Quick Home Made Garam Masala, an Indian seasoning blend
This is a recipe from my mother's recipe archives. She is very talented when it comes to cooking ethnic foods, and knows how to balance the flavors just so. I was the lucky benefactor of her creativity in the kitchen!
These spices are good for digestion and blood sugar control, as well as being loaded with anti-oxidants.
GARAM MASALA Recipe:
1 part ground cardamom
1 part ground cinnamom
1 part ground cloves (or 1/2 t. ground cloves and 1/2 t. ground nutmeg)
1 part ground coriander
1 part ground cumin
1 part ground white pepper
Mix the ground spices and store in an air-tight spice jar. Use when asked for in Indian food recipes.
Note: Garam Masala is even better when whole spices are roasted until fragrant and then ground into a powder. However, this recipe is very good and saves you some time.